Months ago, I wrote the mayor asking him to call a public high school daily to ask students to perform at their best with his support. I asked that he have each City Council member do so with a middle school in their district.

I also asked that he have the police directed to stop at the nearest elementary school if they weren’t on a call to stand at the school gate to welcome kids and encourage them too. I guess this idea fell flat, but it would matter to students.

Issac Belonga

professor

New Orleans