- WANT TO KNOW WHY LSU HAS TO DIE? HERE IT IS.
APR 23 Blogger Tom Aswell is advancing the theory that Bobby Jindal's systematic destruction of our public universities is related to Grover Norquist and ALEC. (Well, duh, Tom) Anyone who has read the ALEC playbook knows that Bobby is doing just what he's told. The question is, does he really think this will get him to the White House? The other question - is the crippling of Louisiana's future justified in satisfying Bobby's ambition - already has been answered.
- BASICALLY MEANINGLESS
APR 23 The Lens takes a look at a fancy shmancy new website and warning system from the National Hurricane Center. There will be great maps and great info, the NHC says, but NOLA officials say it will be "basically meaningless." Wow.
- ANOTHER TEACHER ARRESTED FOR SEX WITH STUDENT
APR 23 Here's a post on the New York Daily News about the Christian Life Academy in Baton Rouge, where a teacher was arrested this week for having a sexual relationship with a student two years ago, when the child in question was a 15-year-old freshman. The teacher called the assault "a mistake."
- MANN ON THE BATON ROUGE TITANIC
APR 23 Here's blogger Bob Mann's take on the developments this week over at Louisiana's flagship university (such as it is) vis-a-vis the draining of its budget, the reduction of its credit rating, the humiliation of its faculty and staff, etc., etc., etc. Included is a message from the LSU system president promising that preparations are underway for the worst-case scenario. Oh - OK then.
- HAR HAR
APR 23 Here's a post on Cleveland.com about a (lame) attempt at humor by our Bobby Jindal in New Hampshire last week. It shows he knows as much about making people laugh as he does about education, state finances and jobs creation. Maybe Bobby will spend more time listening and less time parroting his talking points and learn how to relate to other human beings. Nah!
- COMMON CORE PROPONENTS GET CUTE
APR 23 Blogger Crazy Crawfish tells us about public relations efforts in the legislature last week on behalf of Common Core. He's focusing on the veracity of the claims made by the campaign, but here's a question - who has this kind of money to spend on this issue, and why?