Land Use

The dogtrot Creole cottage at 2311-13 Iberville Street was approved for demolition yesterday by the Neighborhood Conservation Districts Committee. The loss of this house means that only 12 will remain in New Orleans and, since dogtrot Creole cottages in their urban form are not known to exist outside of our city, in the entire country.

Economist Tim Ryan prepared the study for an advocacy group called the Big River Coalition. (More on Ryan in the Schools section of this roundup.)

In a separate video segment aired yesterday (not online), Fox 8 legal analyst Joe Raspanti claimed that the feds have a long line of witnesses ready to testify against Nagin, and that if the former mayor goes to trial, it would resemble a “rooster getting run over by an F-150.”

Inmates who participated in correctional education programs had 43 percent lower odds of returning to prison than inmates who did not, says a federally funded RAND Corp. study issued today. The U.S. Justice Department said the findings, from the largest-ever analysis of correctional educational studies, show that prison education programs are cost effective.

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...