BRAC Issues Public Policy Commentary Urging Inclusion of Workplace Experiences in Federal Every Student Succeeds Act Implementation

Baton Rouge, LA (September 6, 2016) – The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) today issued a public policy commentary urging the Louisiana Department of Education to incorporate into its Every Student Succeeds Act implementation a plan to increase student engagement in workplace experiences, thereby better preparing students for life after high school. The commentary takes issue with those who have sought to leverage the federal law as a means of weakening school accountability. The full commentary is attached and available online.

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The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) leads economic development in the nine-parish Baton Rouge Area, working to grow jobs and wealth and to improve the business climate and competitiveness in the region. Today, BRAC investors include more than 1,500 small businesses, mid-sized firms, large industry and entrepreneurial startups, as well as individuals and organizations that support business and economic development. In this capacity, BRAC serves as the voice of the business community, providing knowledge, access, services and advocacy. More information is available at