Oct. 16, 2014 08:38 PM
Whatever district you are in, please do your research. Find out what the schools need in order to teach. Better yet, ask your child's teacher. They know! In recent years, I have found that many voters vote with a blind eye; voting based solely on what ...
Oct. 14, 2014 08:56 PM
"Based on her last Op Ed, Kathleen Espinoza would like for you to believe that the Chamber of Commerce and LaPESC want to rob the LPSS of funding and funnel money out of our state. Never once in her piece did she explain why charter schools exist in Lafayette ...
Oct. 8, 2014 02:22 PM
"Attaining and sustaining an excellent school system requires a collaborative, respectful school board/superintendent leadership team, united around a common vision for action." Attaining and sustaining an excellent school system requires a collaborative ...
Sept. 25, 2014 08:46 PM
A school board candidate takes exception to the chamber's Common Vision initiative. "LaPesc believes that high quality charter schools are an important alternative for parents in our district. LPSS should consider charter school applications that ...
Sept. 25, 2014 05:47 PM
The idea that any successful enterprise, whether it's a business, a non-profit, or even a governmental body such as a school system, requires a bedrock of shared core beliefs and commitments is not new. The idea that any successful enterprise, whether ...
Sept. 23, 2014 02:56 PM
Public education is perhaps the most complex issue of our day. Please make every effort in the future as a responsible newspaper to set forth Lafayette Parish education issues based on multiple sources of information from a variety of perspectives, rather ...
Sept. 15, 2014 08:42 PM
In this letter to the editor, LaPESC chairman Stephen Bartley looks to the Nov. 4 elections as Lafayette's best chance to rally around a 'Common Vision' for our public education system. LaPESC chairman Stephen Bartley The Lafayette Parish ...
Sept. 5, 2014 04:47 PM
The message his votes send, of course, is that Congressman Cassidy has not learned much from his own state's brushes with natural disaster. The League of Conservation Voters has crafted an Environmental Scorecard for Congress for several decades now ...
Sept. 3, 2014 01:38 PM
Tom Spencer, LPSS director of accountability, research and evaluation, disputes data used by former school board member for an opinion piece in Saturday's Advertiser. [Editor's Note: The following letter, penned by Tom Spencer, Lafayette Parish ...
Aug. 15, 2014 08:20 PM
After Thursday night's directive from the LPSB to push for the final adoption of what many consider a fatally flawed budget - one that would lead to massive across-the-board cuts and possible violations of state and federal laws - Superintendent Pat Cooper ...

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