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SREB president visits Lincoln Parish

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“That’s not true, but it sounded good.”

Spence, a native of New York, has served as president of the SREB since 2005. He mentioned how lucky Louisiana is to have legislators such as Thompson and Rep. Jimmy Long Sr., who places a high value on education.

“I’ve enjoyed a long friendship with these two men,” Spence said. “They truly care about education in Louisiana.”

Spence said the biggest problem facing education today is a failure to adequately prepare students for post-secondary education.

“This is a nationwide problem, not just in Louisiana,” Spence said.

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