The battle in Bridgeport highlights the divisiveness of change in American education. Critics of the existing system are pushing centralized control, weaker teacher tenure protections and expanded charter schools, and some have made installing superintendents with backgrounds outside of education a priority, causing rifts in many districts. 

LSU lost its bid to keep secret the names of 35 people it reviewed for the post of the university president after the state First Circuit Court of Appeal in Baton Rouge declined Friday to hear the university’s appeal of a lower court ruling.

As a black man, it is very, very frustrating and you build up an internal anger about it that you can’t act on. I don’t think people outside of African American males can really sense the anger and frustration when it happens, especially when you’re doing what you should be doing.

A $30 million park on a strip of riverfront land spanning the Marigny and Bywater neighborhoods could open as soon as this fall, although it is still unclear who will manage and operate the so-called Crescent Park.

Mark Moseley

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...