I am not a product of the public school system. My entire primary and secondary school years were spent in a private school. I do not have children; therefore, for the most part, I am not involved in our current school system.
Growing up, my option for a public education was terrible. I come from a fairly poor, rural parish. For whatever reasons, the school board maintained more schools than necessary throughout the parish for decades. Two high schools were within five miles of each other, one graduating an average of 30 students per year.
I recently had a dream where I walked right into Larry Gatlin and Randy Owen on the street. I immediately blurted out something that ended up being both unexpected and quite understandable.
For those who may not be rabid music aficionados, Gatlin fronts the chart-topping, Grammy-winning trio The Gatlin Brothers, while Owen is the lead singer for the ground-breaking, record-setting group Alabama. Both have experienced the highest of highs in country music during careers that spanned decades under the white-hot spotlight of success.
In this day and age of political extremism, it’s next to impossible to see and understand a candidate’s true platform and why we should vote for them — the mud being slung against their opponents obscures the view.
Case in point — the Louisiana governor’s runoff election between Democrat John Bel Edwards and Republican David Vitter.
Vitter and his political allies have been airing ads that make Edwards look soft on crime and that show Edwards on a split-screen with President Barack Obama and calling him a far-left liberal.