Saturday, April 9, 2011

U.S. Secretary of Education shows glaring ignorance of why New Orleans flooded 8.29.05~He pointed to New Orleans' education reform efforts as a model for other struggling communities."It's the fastest improving district in the state by a pretty significant margin, and it's been an amazing turn around. (It has) a long way to go," he said. "The disaster of Hurricane Katrina basically woke folks up. So how do we create that whole sense of urgency around the country without having a devastating hurricane, take the lessons and apply them other places?"

Some N.O. charter schools allowed to save spots for neighborhood students
~Also~Could New Orleans' charter school conversion take place in Michigan's cities?

Enron ruling may hurt former U.S. Rep. William Jefferson~Bruce Alpert

Colossal failure~Library Chronicles

DC court rules against housing advocates ~WVUE

In this episode of Magnum J.D.: Love is in the air as Magnanimous Magnum shares romanesque romance with the public ~slabbed

Living In Times of Belt Tightening
~Cliff's Crib

Sorry Al and Jesse: Make Noise If You Want To~Cliff's Crib

Our View: Pitch to post Ten Commandments in Rapides Parish Courthouse calls for scrutiny
~Alexandria Town Talk

And now a word from our sponsors… blowout preventer version…
~Disenfranchised Citizen

Blowout preventer manufacturer questions Deepwater Horizon forensic report ~David Hammer

Oil cleanup workers', residents' chemical levels high, study says

Report Says Coast Guard Was Unprepared for Spill

NOLA Noteworthy~NOLAFemmes

Lafayette Top Of The Hops Beer Festival ~Abita

French Quarter Fest 2011 Recap: Friday, April 8th
~He Said/She Said NOLA

~Hat Tweet @~Via Native Palate blog: Good Eats at French Quarter Festival

RIP Sidney Lumet


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