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 ...
July 25, 2014 02:34 PM
In this letter to the editor, Lafayette Parish School Board member Shelton Cobb (the board's former president) weighs in on the difficulty behind this year's budget process, calling out a number of his fellow board members over their inability to drop ...
June 30, 2014 06:07 PM
In this letter to the editor, Lafayette Parish Superintendent of Schools Pat Cooper addresses this year's budget crisis and a number of accusations being levied against the school system. Superintendent Pat Cooper As ...
June 26, 2014 12:45 PM
The Lafayette community came together just a few years ago to develop the 100% In 100% Out Plan, also known as the Turnaround Plan. The plan now faces an uncertain future in the current school budget debate, with our children's recent gains and future ...
June 23, 2014 07:29 PM
The plan could just as easily be called PILOTTWACNAWBCFTFOTEL (Payment In Lieu Of Taxes That We Aren't Collecting Now And Won't Be Collecting For The Foreseeable Future On This Empty Land). You may have heard that "Lafayette is getting a Costco." Not ...

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