Jeffrey Sadow reflects on the initiatives of Paul Pastorek: He leaves “the state’s elementary and secondary education system better off and with promise that necessary reforms may continue under his successor.”
Rep. Tony Ligi (R-Metairie) is advancing new legislation that would make it possible for taxpayers to review the cost of collective bargaining agreements. The negotiations between public employers and labor unions would full under the Open Meetings Law
Pending legislation would allow Louisiana high school students to take online classes. Sen. Gerald Long (R-Winnfield) has been the major driving force behind the bill. He believes virtual classrooms will help to “level the playing field” for all Louisiana students and provide advanced instruction.
Illegal immigrants are set to find work with state contractors harder to come by. That is if employers participate in the federal government’s E-Verify program, as new legislation would mandate.
MPERS gambled with public money, and lost. If this were a private company, these disastrous mistakes would surely result in bankruptcy.