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Baton Rouge Can and Must Create More Equitable Public Schools

With an infusion of funding and new partnerships between teachers and families, Baton Rouge Alliance for Students’ Adonica Pelichet Duggan writes that the city has a chance to take on inequities across its public education system. The challenge is great, but with a spirit of boldness, the barriers to success that students in Baton Rouge confront can be overcome, Pelichet Duggan contends.    


She urges the city to prioritize addressing uneven quality in schools, providing comprehensive social-emotional tools for students, improving resources for educators, and engaging community partners in supporting the whole child. The moment, she urges local leaders, calls for bold action to achieve the outcomes that all of Baton Rouge wants for its public school students.

Read The Advocate commentary from Adonica Pelichet Duggan