Funding may help reshape education
In its report, the SEF proposed several means to produce more high school and college graduates and decrease the dropout rate. Among them were the following:
•Expand high-quality pre-k programs to help ensure that long-term gains can be sustained over a generation.
The report states only 20 percent of 4-year-olds in Louisiana are served by a pre-k program. Romig said previous SEF reports compiled for Maryland, South Carolina and Arkansas have resulted in improved pre-k programs.