Louisiana has never been known for having the best educational system in the country, but State Superintendent of Schools, John White, is working hard to make education a priority in the start. His Louisiana Believes program starts with a simple idea, believe in the adults closest to students- parents and teachers and offering different programs and lots of feedback.
The Louisiana Believes programs expands advanced placement and International Baccalaureate programs, puts common core state standards in place, along with many other programs and reforms.
White visited four different schools locally, including North DeSoto Middle School. White considers North DeSoto Middle School to be a model of the program, using a great plan with lots of feedback.
Unlike many times, when officials only come into town for bad news, White was all smiles as he studied along with students in the classroom.
He hopes that other schools statewide will follow in North DeSoto Middle Schools excellent example.