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 ...
June 18, 2014 09:46 PM
That's what happens when money and good government have a conflict. Cognitive Dissonance is defined as "the excessive mental stress and discomfort experienced by one who holds 2 or more contradictory beliefs, ideas or values at the same time." ...
June 2, 2014 10:00 AM
This letter to the editor penned by Heather Blanchard of Parents Empowered calls on the Lafayette Parish School Board to prove why its investigation of Superintendent Pat Cooper is a necessity. At Parents Empowered, our mission is to ensure that ...
May 29, 2014 01:36 PM
This week the Louisiana House of Representatives will vote on whether to protect the lives, property and habitat of half the state's population that lives in its coastal parishes. This week the Louisiana House of Representatives will vote on whether ...

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