On May 11, the front page of The Advocate featured an article and graphic about the high school graduation rate. As a mother of a fourth-grader, I used this as an opportunity to remind her about the importance of education and tell her that high school graduation is not a guarantee for all young adults. The graphic showed a line graph of the Louisiana high school graduation rates which led to her asking me how the rate is calculated, which was a great hands-on mathematical learning experience.
She read the article and then continued to read the other headlines. Directly beneath the above-mentioned article was a photograph and descriptive article about Stormy Daniels and her strip tour. The article was more graphic than I would have liked my child to read, and I was disappointed The Advocate chose to highlight Ms. Daniels' endeavors on the front page adjacent to a family friendly article about high school graduation. I understand that some readers may have been interested in Ms. Daniels' tour and for those readers, I wish The Advocate would have placed the article on an inside page.