Critical BESE Elections this Saturday – Oct. 22, 2011

Educate Now! strongly encourages everyone to Vote this Saturday. Every vote counts – especially since voter turnout is expected to be light.

The BESE elections are critically important because they will impact the future of public schools in New Orleans.

Candidate Profiles

District 2: There are four candidates for District 2, which covers most of Orleans, parts of Jefferson, St. John, St. James, St. Charles and Assumption (incumbent Louella Givens).

The Times-Picayune Profiles District 2 Candidates

Council for a Better Louisiana: Meet the District 2 Candidates

District 1: There are three candidates for District 1, which covers parts of Orleans, most of Jefferson, and St. Tammany (incumbent Jim Garvey).

The Times-Picayune Profiles District 1 Candidates

Council for a Better Louisiana: Meet the District 1 Candidates


The Times-Picayune Endorsements

Gambit Endorsements

New Orleans Tribune Endorsements

Political Commentary

Stephanie Grace: Voters’ Experience Could Be Key in BESE Race

John Magginis: Education Races Matter Now

Interview with Andrew Vanacore ‘On Politics’: The Battle for BESE

Other Stories

Baton Rouge Businessman Plowing Money into BESE Races
The Times-Picayune – October 16, 2011

BESE Races Pitting New Money vs. Old Muscle
Associated Press – October 17, 2011

Jefferson Parish School Board Members Question Endorsements of State Association
The Times-Picayune – October 14, 2011

Bobby Jindal Wants to Control BESE
The New Orleans Tribune – October 12, 2011

Coalition Opposes Gov. Bobby Jindal’s Picks for State Education Board
The Times-Picayune – September 28, 2011