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