BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) -- After a two year study the Baton Rouge Area Chamber says too many students in the Baton Rouge region are receiving a "sub-standard education."
They say according to their criteria almost half the kids in the Capitol City go to a school that gets a "D" or an "F."
BRAC officials say overall schools here get a “C.”
They say Baton Rouge schools have a lot of work to do if they plan on meeting state education goals in 2014.
"How fast do they have to grow to hit the state's target and how many points up each year? The simple answer is; quite a bit, in almost every district to hit the target," Adam Knapp, BRAC President and CEO, explained.
BRAC says in order to have a strong workforce that attracts and produces talent, good public education is a must.