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KSLA News 12 Editorial: Aug. 7 - Well done, Caddo schools

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It is quite an accomplishment and a significant reversal in direction: 10 Caddo Parish public schools have been taken off the failing school list.

Having so many schools on that list is a black eye for our community.  It sends a bad signal to everyone involved. Teachers, administrators, parents, students.  No one wants to go to a failing school. So when schools have improved so much that they are no longer considered failing, it's a big deal.

With that said, there are still 15 Caddo schools that get an "F" rating.  There is much work left to be done. Once a new school superintendent is selected, this will most likely be job one: Address the failing schools.

And for those 10 schools no longer on the failing list, congratulations to the teachers and principals who turned things around.  I'm James Smith.

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