New Orleans Here comes another report from guinea pig land. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans has become ground zero for some bizarre and sometimes unfortunate social experiments, like the fact that we are the largest charter school laboratory in the country. Just because we have proven we are resilient does not mean [...]
New Orleans Active ACORN campaigns in Canada, Scotland, and Italy focusing on tenant rights and landlord abuses, found me reading in detail a rare report in the New Orleans Times-Picayune about tenant rights, or really the lack of them, in Louisiana and most other states in the USA.
The Uniform Landlord and Tenant Act in the [...]
New Orleans Everywhere around the country, charter schools and their operators are poking through the concrete of school yards like weeds. Billionaires and beleaguered Mayors and school superintendents often herald their potential as a way out of their own gnarled path of over grown capacity and underfunded programs. Huge fights in Philadelphia and now Chicago are [...]
Little Rock Being a commuter these days between New Orleans and Little Rock, it is interesting to watch the convolutions that Arkansas and its legislature are going through to try and fashion a partnership with the federal government to run the health care exchange option under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) aka Obamacare. Time is ticking [...]
parents and guardians at John Mac meeting
New Orleans I am a veteran (victim?) of four years of high school Latin during my time in the New Orleans public school system. One of Dr. Romeo’s classic often repeated quotations that is imprinted forever in my mind was his argument that he was not in loco parentis, [...]
New Orleans In trying to suppress citizen rights to vote the use of provisional ballots are a sop thrown to the disappointed voter largely to pretend that their votes will count. This fiction is starting to fall on hard times.
In the elections being reported in Kenya’s national elections where millions waited in mile-long lines for [...]