commentary http://wrkf.org en Teachers Let Students Imagine Gate Leads to Anywhere http://wrkf.org/post/teachers-let-students-imagine-gate-leads-anywhere <p>I volunteer for two reasons: to serve and to learn. One of my volunteering projects delivered a very unexpected lesson.</p><p> Wed, 29 May 2013 11:17:00 +0000 Marybeth Lima 11066 at http://wrkf.org Teachers Let Students Imagine Gate Leads to Anywhere From Private School to Public, a Family Leaps http://wrkf.org/post/private-school-public-family-leaps <p>All but a handful of East Baton Rouge Parish public schools are labeled as poor performers by the state. That’s prompted exodus—individual students leaving the district through the <a href="http://www.wrkf.org/post/voucher-program-set-grow-despite-court-battle">private school voucher program</a>; and a group in southeast Baton Rouge is trying to form a new <a href="http://www.wrkf.org/post/gearing-bout-over-breakaway-school-district">breakaway district</a>, taking with it some of the newer school buildings and a big chunk of the tax base.</p><p>But Commentator Carlos Thomas and his family are putting their faith in the parish school system.</p><p><strong>To share your commentary, email <a href="mailto:news@wrkf.org">news@wrkf.org</a>.</strong></p><p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 10:24:00 +0000 Carlos Thomas 7456 at http://wrkf.org From Private School to Public, a Family Leaps It's Easier to Buy a Gun than a Used Guitar http://wrkf.org/post/its-easier-buy-gun-used-guitar <p>In a <a href="http://www.wrkf.org/post/poll-9-10-americans-support-background-check-all-gun-sales" target="_blank">national poll</a> released Thursday, Quinnipiac University found no significant voter opposition to background checks for <em>all</em> gun buyers.</p><p>It didn’t take long for commentator J. Cullens to pass the background check when he bought a gun in December.</p><p>But after the mass shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut, he’s not sure if buying a firearm in Louisiana should be so easy.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 18:59:48 +0000 J. Cullens 5863 at http://wrkf.org It's Easier to Buy a Gun than a Used Guitar Nostalgic for Third Street, Not Jim Crow http://wrkf.org/post/nostalgic-third-street-not-jim-crow <p></p><p>I saw a photograph of Third Street in the 1940s posted on Facebook recently where many people posted comments of their fond memories of Third Street from those days.</p><p>I have fond memories of Third Street in the 1950s. Wed, 16 Jan 2013 12:47:15 +0000 Maxine Crump 4861 at http://wrkf.org Nostalgic for Third Street, Not Jim Crow