Louisiana received a report card for their current grades state-wide, and unfortunately, the state needs improvement.

It's no secret that schooling is important. Of course, I'm not telling you anything you don't know. Having said that, it's certainly disappointing to see that our state, as a whole, needs some serious work.

According to our recent "report card", the number of schools scoring “A”s is down while “F”s are up, with 40 percent of schools ordered to submit plans to improve their performance.

There is a catch, though. This year, our public schools standards were raised dramatically.

Superintendent of Education John White broke down the new expectations by saying, "Mastery in the LEAP test as an A, rather than basic which was the old standard. A higher graduation rate, or a higher ACT average. A greater expectation in terms of the credits that students earn.”

13 percent of schools scored an A, while 12 percent of schools nabbed an F rating.

Hopefully we'll get back on the right track by our next report card.