Research Issues in Contemporary Education (RICE) is a double-blind, peer-reviewed online journal that publishes educational research studies, literature reviews, theoretical manuscripts, and practitioner-oriented articles regarding issues in education. Research Issues in Contemporary Education is an official publication of the Louisiana Education Research Association. RICE is an online journal (ISSN 2690-9251) indexed by the U.S. Department of Education ERIC Database and EBSCOhost. RICE is available in the public domain, and use of its content is protected by a Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license. This license provides authors with an assurance that LERA values their rights to their scholarly works and has adopted this license to restrict use of RICE content without appropriate permission and attribution. Views expressed in published articles are the views of the author(s), and publication in RICE does not constitute endorsement. Please visit RICE at