Robert Green Ingersoll once opined, “Mental slavery is mental death, and every man who has given up his intellectual freedom is the living coffin of his dead soul.” Our State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education through the charter school approval system has become a market to sell the children of our state to the […]
Editor’s Note: This piece originally appeared on Medium. It has been reprinted with the author’s permission. The smell of education is in the air. Parents have bought uniforms. School supplies are packed up and ready to go. Teachers have completed their beginning of the year requirements, decorated their classrooms and have received finalized student rolls. […]
Big Easy Magazine covered the last public school in New Orleans being turned into a charter school and the fears of parents in “Charter Schools and Race in New Orleans”. As the last public school in New Orleans was officially turned into a charter school, many parents professed fears, suggesting that part of the reason […]
A plan to install lead and antimicrobial filters at Orleans Parish public schools has hit a snag. It turns out that the antimicrobial filters require much higher water pressure than the Sewerage and Water Board (SWB) provides. According to a report by The Lens, the filters being installed at the schools would require a booster […]
After some behind the scenes turmoil on Monday, Louisiana legislators agreed on a package deal to effectively give public school teachers a raise of $1,000.
The Erase The Board Coalition has announced that they intend to file a lawsuit against the state of Lousiana in order to overturn Act 91.
Sophie B. Wright High School Principal Threatens Criminal Charges Against Students Involved in Senior PrankApril 8, 2019
The principal of Sophie B. Wright High School said that criminal actions are being considered against students who participated in a water fight at the school.
Without any warning to New Orleans residents, the previously allowed 5 mph cushion in ticketing from school zone traffic cameras has been removed.
The United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos attempted to defend $7 billion in cuts from the Education Department before a House subcommittee yesterday. Several of those cuts affect special education programs, including the entire Special Olympics budget. Under the President’s recently submitted budget, $17.6 million used fund the Special Olympics was cut. When asked […]
Senator Kennedy stated that he hopes federal prosecutors “go medieval” on the people who were arrested in connection with a college admissions cheating scandal.
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