As the Governor puts together his education reform plan, he is visiting schools around the state to meet with educators and get a firsthand look at how
Statewide this year, the average School Performance Score is 93.9 and the average percentage of students performing on grade level is 67 percent. By comparison, Dularge has a School Performance Score of 114.2 this year and 84 percent of students at Dularge are performing on grade level. On the state’s new letter grades report card for
The Governor added, “As a parent, I want what every parent in Louisiana wants. We want our kids to attend a great school and be taught by excellent teachers so they will be prepared to continue their education, get a great job, and be able to pursue their dreams here in
Dularge Principal Cheryl Degruise serves as a High Performing-High Poverty coach. Degruise was also named Region III Principal of the Year in 2010-11 and Terrebonne Parish Principal of the Year in October 2011 by the Terrebonne Foundation for Academic Excellence (TFAE), a local private foundation that supports K-12 education initiatives.
Former Louisiana Governor and Congressman, Buddy Roemer, had this and more to say in an interview published today:
“Here I am, running for president, and I’m different,” said Roemer in a wide-ranging interview with The Fiscal Times late Thursday. “No big checks, no PAC money. That’s my issue. I’m successful at what I do, a successful businessman, the only congressman and governor running who had both experiences, and I can’t qualify [for the debates] because I can’t get a poll number, and I can’t get a poll number because I can’t get on the debates. How about that for shutting a man down?”……..
“These [Republicans] are decent people,” he hastened to add. “They can play a role in turning America around. I would ask them to lead. I would ask them to stand up. Stop what they’re doing …. Tell their party, my party: Let’s stop being the party of big checks.”
Louisiana Democrats Select John Ales
The Louisiana Democratic State Central Committee met today in Baton Rouge and held an election for the open position of National DNC Committeeman. The State Central Committee reached a quorum and voted to elect John Ales, an attorney from Baton Rouge, to the position. John Ales is a Democratic State Central Committee member and is also on the Rules and Bylaws Committee. The National DNC Committeeman represents Louisiana on the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and is an important liaison between the national Democratic committees and the state party.
From David Vitter To Team Vitter...An an email, today:
Last night was a special Saints Sunday for many reasons. We got the prime time spot on national television and we got to see the Saints defeat a very good Detroit Lions team as we roll to 9-3 this season.
In his rehabilitation, he's become a model of determination and perseverance. He is pursuing a college degree and was recognized by the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, D.C. for his strength and determination in the face of physical adversity.
There are so many other service men and women in addition to Jeff and Ryan who could use our encouragement and honor and I hope you'll join me in honoring and thanking all who've been wounded in our armed forces.
And of course, Who Dat! On to another Superbowl victory,
The Donald will be the moderator of a republican party presidential debate (can you believe it). So, what does he get out of it—especially coming at the same time as his new book?
Then, today, Regnery Publishing released the business magnate’s latest book, “Time to Get Tough: Making America No. 1 Again,” and Trump himself promoted it with a tweet betraying all the soft bigotry of low expectations.
“First there was the Declaration of Independence, then there was the Constitution,” Trump tweeted. “Now there is #TimeToGetTough. Available today.”
It’d be easy to think Trump kinda sorta enjoys the attention, but, as it turns out, he personally gets “nothing” out of putting himself in the limelight.
“I would say, Tina, that I get nothing out of it. Who cares if I sell a few more books?” Trump said to me today on a conference call with reporters. “If I can endorse a person who turns out to be a super president, that would be great — and that is what I get out of it. I get nothing else out of it, believe me. It’s a lot of work, it’s a lot of time, a lot of effort, and I really get nothing out of it. I don’t care about book sales because the book is going to do very well anyway. All of my books have done very well. What I get out of it is the satisfaction of trying to recommend somebody who’s going to be a great president.”