Just because the board can create a policy like this doesn't mean they should. The Caddo School Board and administration should deny this Draconian proposal.
Instead, encourage teachers and personnel to feel free to be more vocal internally without reprisal to improve education. This is the answer.
Don't dampen a freedom that ultimately serves the public good as a check on government overseeing our children.
The First Amendment is FIRST for a reason. All governoring bodies should be unafraid of criticism and a redress of grievances.
n Governor's race endorsement runs Sunday.
n Caddo Coroner's race offered much debate and discussion for our editorial boards. Who do you think we'll endorse?
n Another story on school system policy planned for the Sunday Times.
n Election guide being published in The Times Thursday Oct. 18. (Sample ballots will run Oct. 19 and 20.)
n C.E. Byrd High School homecoming football game (vs. Captain Shreve High School) is an opportunity to explore how sports impact our lives (story Friday). Or the more important question: Will a Gator eat a Yellow Jacket?
n Red River Moms Web site is seeking new and additional discussion leaders.
n Election night planning is under way.
n Ethics fines and the lack of teeth in ethics laws concerns continue. Will Shreveport Councilman Calvin Lester and others pay their fines?
n We wished Gannett reporter John Hill well in his retirement at a Governor's Mansion reception. Governor Kathleen Blanco attended the gathering in Baton Rouge (at right).