Being the social butterflies that we are here at The Lens, we’ve overbooked our calendar with you, our readers, for next week.
We will skip our Breakfast with the Newsmakers event, previously scheduled for Thursday, May 22 at 8 a.m. Instead, we invite you to join us at another, more intimate event that evening.
The Lens’ reporters and editors will Talk the Beat with friends and supporters at the fascinating BrottWorks Design Studio on Freret Street. This is a chance to hear from reporters examining blight, education, New Orleans politics and state legislative issues.
You’ll also get to tour a home and studio that is on the front edge of environmentally conscious design and construction, and enjoy food and refreshments from Freret Street restaurants. And the art that comes out of this studio is simply stunning to see in person.
We hope to have a chance to talk with you at length on Thursday.
US schools largely resegregated 60 years after Brown v. Board of Education | Christian Science Monitor – According to a report, schools became more integrated after the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964 until the late 1980s, Since, the trend has reversed, due in part to complex demographic changes throughout the country. “At the peak of integration, 44 percent of black students in the South attended majority white schools, but by 2011, just 23 percent did, dipping back to levels seen in the late 1960s. Yet the South is currently the most integrated region for black students.”
After a year and a half, we are left with more questions than answers. How much is enough? Does the city really believe another private developer can pay more than $100 million to lease the WTC? How could the city expect to complete this large, complex deal with so few meetings and no experts on its negotiating team?
Open House seat drawing interest | LaPolitics – Term-limited Sen. Ed Murray and Sidney Cates V, the president of NOLA Building Group, are said to be possible contenders for the House District 97 seat. Jared Brossett formerly had the seat, but left it to run, successfully, for City Council.
Legislature: Teen sex survey draws debate | American Press – “[Rep. Patricia] Smith said a $750,000 grant in the governor’s office to teach ‘abstinence only’ sex education reaches about 19 schools out of the state’s 69 school districts. She said it’s important to teach sexual education to students, especially since Louisiana ranks sixth in the nation in teen pregnancy.”
Mark Moseley blogs at Your Right Hand Thief. Until mid 2014, Mark Moseley was The Lens' opinion writer, engagement specialist and coordinator for the Charter Schools Reporting Corps. After Katrina and...
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