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Bayou St. John (12:15 PM-9:15 PM)
A music fest on the water featuring Alexis and the Samuri, Remedy Krewe, Fleur de Tease, Hot 8 Brass Band, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and more
Central City (1 p.m)
Second lines! Won't bow down!
Mid-City (All day)
Church and a parade to celebrate the club's 104th year
House of Blues (9:00 PM)
The Comedy Central comedian is here for some standup!
Big Top (7 p.m.)
8-16 piece traveilling circus punk troupe. Need we say more? Is there anymore to say? with Sammy Kay and the East Los Three, Dead Legends
Art Klub, 513 Elysian Fields Ave (8:00 PM)
An interactive and sparkling performance presented by Nari Tomassetti
Shadowbox Theatre (8:00 PM)
Straightforward conversational drama explores one area's gentrification through 50 years
Joe Krown feat. Russell Batiste and Walter "Wolfman" Washington
Maple Leaf (10:30PM)
Weekly gig on Oak with Krown on the organ, Washington firing up the guitar strings, and Batiste on the drums.
Hot 8 Brass Band
Howlin’ Wolf Den (10:00PM)
Weekly gig from some of the city’s best in brass
Sunday Youth Music Workshop
All ages workshop with Johnny Vidacovich. Bring your instruments!
Cajun Fais Do Do
Bruce Daigrepont is playing the washboard and getting you to bed early
Krewe du Guza
Le Bon Temps Roule (10:00PM)
Sunday Funday weekly gig from the husband and wife duo
Federal Judge Halts Progress on School Voucher Program
As first reported by the Southern Education Desk , U.S. District Judge Ivan Lemelle threw up a roadblock in the Jindal administration's effort to move Louisiana’s public school system toward vouchers and charter schools. Lemelle issued an injunction to temporarily prevent the State of Louisiana from implementing the recently passed rewrite of state education law in Tangipahoa Parish’s school system, siding with voucher opponents who argue the legislation violates federal desegregation mandates.
Attorneys on both sides of the debate invoked Moore vs. Tangipahoa Parish, a landmark 1965 desegregation case. Those who sought the injunction argue that two of the state’s education reform statutes-Act 1 and Act 2—violate the federal court’s consent decree.
Act 1 deals with hiring and firing practices for teachers, and Act 2, aka the “School Choice Act,” implements the voucher system statewide. Those in opposition of the voucher program argue that Act 1 is incongruent with the hiring practices laid out in the consent decree, and contend that the “School Choice Act,” establishes a discriminatory system in which white children are funneled into private schools.
Lawyers for the state argued that the Acts are a “statewide scheme, applied equally in every school district.” Voucher proponents also point to the fact that the state of Louisiana was not involved in the desegregation case, concluding that the federal court has no jurisdiction in the matter.
Judge Lemelle begs to differ. Lemelle said the matter has been “well-settled that the federal court can enforce its own orders, and not just hope for compliance…If a state-imposed act inhibits enforcement of a federal court order, the state policy must fail.”
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