Tania Nyman on the New Orleans Imperative with Dr. Ray Sanders
In April 2021, Tania spoke with Dr. Ray Sanders, host of The New Orleans Imperative, a radio show on WHIV (102.3). A former teacher and school administrator, Dr. Sanders has conducted extensive research on education issues. His most recent book is The Coup D’état of the New Orleans Public Schools: Money, Power, and the Illegal Takeover of a Public School System.
The radio program aired on Monday, May 3rd, 2021.
If you gave up your landline, but you miss hearing robocalls, don't fret.
Click below to hear the robocall I scheduled for Nov. 19th.
The League of Women Voters has published a Voter's Guide for candidates in Baton Rouge.
Please know that after attending the Thursday, Sept. 20th East Baton Rouge Parish School Board meeting, my position on the question of the Industrial Tax Exemption Program as it relates to public schools changed. After considering the business community's request for predictability and ITEP guidelines of other states, I amended my position to the following:
School systems should be excluded from Industrial Tax Exemption Programs. Industry should not be able to receive an exemption for the share of the property tax owed to the school system.
In all other states with Industrial Tax Exemption Programs, property taxes owed to school systems are effectively excluded from consideration. Louisiana should adopt this practice in order to provide the business community with the predictability it needs to evaluate the merits of any new projects and in order to protect the funding for our school system. School systems are uniquely affected by economic growth and must have sufficient funding to fulfill their mission.