A school board candidate takes exception to the chamber’s Common Vision initiative.

The idea that any successful enterprise, whether it’s a business, a non-profit, or even a governmental body such as a school system, requires a bedrock of shared core beliefs and commitments is not new.

In this letter to the editor, LaPESC chairman Stephen Bartley looks to the Nov. 4 elections as Lafayette's best chance to rally around a 'Common Vision' for our public education system.

Public education is perhaps the most complex issue of our day. Please make every effort in the future as a responsible newspaper to set forth Lafayette Parish education issues based on multiple sources of information from a variety of perspectives, rather than vitriol.

cassidy zero carouselThe message his votes send, of course, is that Congressman Cassidy has not learned much from his own state's brushes with natural disaster.


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