Groups oppose Duck plan — The Advocate | The Vieux Carre Property Owners, Residents and Associates’ board oppose open-air “Duck tours” — boats on wheels that drive sightseers around town. “In particular, VCPORA said it is worried about noise from the open-air vehicles since the tours feature amplified music and riders are given ‘duck quacker’ noisemakers.”
Louisiana: the high price of low expectations — Something Like the Truth | A lengthy guest post at Robert Mann’s blog by James Freeman, who distills years of his gripes into one post. In short, Louisiana has a cultural problem that allows it to tolerate political foolishness and poor results. This is a long rant, but it shouldn’t be skimmed. Highlights include the heartbreaking disrepair that Baton Rouge Magnet High School fell into and this contrarian thought experiment: Sure, the Kingfish was foul in some respects, but would Louisiana be further behind without him?
Jonathan E. Chapman, the executive director of the Louisiana Primary Care Association, which represents more than two dozen community health centers, described the situation in his state this way: “If the breadwinner in a family of four works full time at a job that pays $14 an hour and the family has no other income, he or she will be eligible for insurance subsidies. But if they make $10 an hour, they will not be eligible for anything.”
Following the school voucher ruling from the Louisiana Supreme Court, Education Superintendent John White said Friday that the state is scaling back its Course Choice mini-voucher program. His announcement came amid new data that raises questions about how many students even want to enroll in Course Choice.
Cleaning Up John White’s Mess — Crazy Crawfish’s Blog | The Crazy Crawfish blogger thinks education Superintendent John White is going to leave for another job. He lists a dozen headaches that White is dealing with, including the troubled Course Choice program and the controversial new COMPASS teacher evaluation system.
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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