reports from a local parent monitoring public education in New Orleans

Entries for December, 2008

Thanks Everyone!!!

What a great experience! Expensive and time-consuming, yes, but highly educational. And there is no place better than District 3. I feel so fortunate to have met so many neighbors around the Fairgrounds, in Lakeview and Gentilly. I see the need all the more for human connections in education matters – we are still a scattered people every day. Since the election, I have been spending time with my kids and “catching up”. I am ready for a new year with lots of positive things in the works.

I had the opportunity to get to know the candidates and I was favorably impressed by Brett Bonin who won District 3. He’s honorable, has a good heart, and is up to the task of getting our system’s finances in order. I’m looking forward to the new board as they will bring an unprecedented level of professionalism to the office. They are all good people who know and love our communities and want the best for all – they really do. New Orleans will be well-served by the new Board and it was an honor to be a part of the race.

I’ve got new research coming out in the coming weeks so check back for on-going education monitoring!