A recent Advocate editorial mentions the overload of negativity that marked the recent U.S. Senate campaign and the lack of apparent interest in issues specific to Louisiana. I would like to point out one example in particular.

On the day after the November primary, a group of students at East St. John High School sent letters to both Sen. Mary Landrieu and U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy, inviting them to a forum dedicated to the problems and possibilities facing education in Louisiana today. The plan was to invite students from public and private schools to attend and participate by asking questions. The forum was to have been the culmination of a series of classes on politics and the electoral process. Neither campaign even bothered to reply.

Russ Wise

School Board member, president-elect of LSBA