Louisiana education leaders aim high in master plan rewrite
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's higher education policy leaders are setting an ambitious goal for the state. They are striving for six in 10 working-age adults to hold a college degree or other employment credential beyond a high school diploma by 2030.
That's a high bar in Louisiana, which consistently lags the nation in educational attainment. Fewer than half of adults aged 25 to 64 have achieved such a standard.
But as the Board of Regents does a rewrite of the statewide master plan governing public higher education in Louisiana, it wants to inspire a vision.
Louisiana adopted its first statewide higher education master plan in 2001. The Regents are doing a wholesale rewrite in response to a state law requiring an updated document to the governor and lawmakers by Sept. 1.