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Blueprint Louisiana is a citizen-driven effort to identify and implement essential changes that will fundamentally improve life and economic opportunity in Louisiana for generations. This nonpartisan effort is led and supported by community and business leaders from across the state.


Blueprint Louisiana Among Organizations Supporting Common Core State Standards October 3, 2013 Joint Statement


Current Status of Health Care Delivery Blueprint Louisiana Chairman Jimmy Maurin issued the following statement on the current status of health care delivery in the state.


Top 10 Legislators for 2012 Blueprint Louisiana has named a “Top 10” legislative list, identifying a group of lawmakers who demonstrated outstanding leadership on topics of interest to Blueprint during the 2012 regular legislative session.

The following legislators will be recognized at Blueprint’s October 10 Board of Trustees meeting in Baton Rouge:


THE BLUEPRINT AGENDA - September 2011

Prioritize Student Success Over Traditional Practices That Impede Performance in Public Schools.

Our adherence to long-standing models and systems, for tradition’s sake, is not delivering the outcomes our students deserve or that our society requires in the 21st century. It is past time to replicate what we know works in public education—high-quality teachers and principals empowered to make performance-based decisions—and implement proven strategies in public schools in our state.

Create A Single High-Quality Pre-Kindergarten System.

Louisiana should prioritize funding for pre-kindergarten and simplify access through a coordinated statewide program of high quality with accountability for outcomes.

Re-Engineer Public Retirement and Health Care Benefits for Long-Term Stability.

Louisiana must act now to stem the growth in retirement and health care debt for public employees—both state workers and teachers. The state cannot afford to put off structural and systemic changes that will ensure we live up to our commitments now and make more affordable policies for the future.

Transition Louisiana’s Charity Hospitals to Public-Private Partnerships.

The New Orleans network of primary care clinics and the upcoming Baton Rouge partnership between Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center and Earl K. Long Hospital are best-practice models that should be applauded and replicated. The state should build on this progress and take the lead to encourage other regional partnerships, allowing Louisiana State University to focus on medical education and research.

Adopt “Smart on Crime” Reforms that Reduce the Highest Incarceration Rate in the Nation.

Experts attribute “policy choices” as the primary determinant for incarceration rates, not crime itself. Louisiana must re-evaluate business as usual in our prison system and act on the recommendations of the Sentencing Commission to lower costs and improve outcomes.


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