Wednesday, January 24, 2007

New Orleans ignored in State of the Union...

This morning I read in the online version of the Times-Picayune that 300 students have been refused admission to New Orleans schools because of a lack of classroom space and teachers. This is just an example of the terrible social problems confronting New Orleans and surrounding communities.

Unfortunately, New Orleans seems to have disappeared off the national radar screen. Not a single mention in the State of the Union address last night. I keep thinking that American taxpayers would want the rebuilding of schools in New Orleans to have a higher priority than the schools in Baghdad.