July 25, 2006 -
According to this article, the State of Louisiana recently gave teachers in the state a $1500 pay raise, but the Southern Regional Education Board says the state still lags behind other Southern states in teacher salaries:
July 22, 2006 -
Taking a cue from the ugly national debate over immigrant, a little-noticed story is the spread of local and state ordinances aimed at immigrants. The Daytona Beach News-Journal sums up the trend in an editorial today:
July 21, 2006 -
As we approach the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, it's a good time to stop and reflect: whatever happened to that "dialogue about poverty and race" that the 2005 storms were supposed to inject into the national debate?
June 30, 2006 -
NPR's Morning Edition aired a wonderful story today about a legendary cultural phenomenon in Texas: the Ice House, a multi-racial meeting ground that once thrived (and still lives) from mid- to south-Texas.