German Lopez

August 23, 2018

Louisiana teachers need a raise

A decade of stagnant pay has left teacher salaries in Louisiana below the Southern and national average, and could be one reason why it’s hard to find middle-school teachers who understand basic math

Number of the Day

$2.74: Amount Louisiana’s hourly minimum wage would need to rise to bring a family of three, headed by a single parent working full-time for minimum wage, up to the federal poverty line. (Source: Federal Poverty Guidelines)
October 3, 2017

Mass murder and American exceptionalism

The killing of 59 innocent people in Las Vegas late Sunday has predictably reignited the uniquely American debate over firearms regulation.

Number of the Day

73,000 - Number of Louisianans suffering from hepatitis C, placing Louisiana among the 10 most affected states in the nation. (Source: Louisiana Department of Health)