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Walter Manuel

I am so glad that Mrs. Mable Pratt and Mr. Richard Hooker filed to run for the board of trustees at LMISD.

It's way past time that LMISD has people with new and fresh ideas sitting on the board and not just hand puppets for the other board members!

Out with the old and in with the new... [thumbup]


I don't know Mr. Hooker, I'm sure if he has decided to run in this particular district, his intentions are honorable, and good. On the other hand I do know Ms. Pratt, and I know Mr. Pratt who served this community outstandingly so many years ago. I think at the last moment GOD is sending the right people to save this school district.

I see Ms. Pratt as the spark, which will lead to a change in the coarse and fortunes of LMISD. I know she can't do it alone, but all it takes is one, then one more, then one more! Years ago, a sorry, mediocre, NFL football team called the Pittsburgh Steelers wanted to become a winner, and ended up becoming a dynasty. They started by first selected the right coach,(LEADER) Coach Chuck Noll, next they selected a little known defensive tackle from a little school called North Texas State, his name, "Mean"Joe Greene, and the rest is history! Joe Greene was the SPARK of excellence infused into mediocrity, and incompetency which literally changed the coarse of history for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

I'm ecstatic that Ms. Pratt elected to run for this school board. My relationship with Ms. Pratt is the same as my relationship was with the Mayor of LaMarque before he decided to run for Mayor. I know her, but she would not KNOW me if I walked up by her, and counted from one to ten in a shout! However, of her, and her family, I KNOW much! They have a reputation of excellence,integrity, hard work, and honesty!
What more can anyone want or require?

One thing about JBG, and that is he CALLS THEM LIKE THEY FALL! I don't add to, and I don't take away, you get what you merit with me, this is why I became an Independent Voter so many years ago, I don't want to owe anyone anything but the truth and love. Now, I can see change walking down Bayou Road with a suitcase. Change needed to usher in new and fresh ideas, and a big breath of fresh air in this town, which for some years has been burden down by STAGNANT, INSIGNIFICANT, INCOMPETENT, leadership in our schools here!

I think things are definitely looking up for LaMarque, but now it will be up to the voters and constituents of LMISD to decide if they want to keep spiraling downwards in a free fall into utter destruction, or if they want to do a reverse trend, accommodating the citizens and children of this community in an excellent, first class way! This I know, with the right leadership, LMISD can compete with the best again. We have already prove that in the past, and it looks like we just might get the opportunity to prove it once more.

We shall see, but in the end we must hear the voice, echoing the will of the people, which has been lethargic and apathetic in requiring accountability from public servants inside this particular organization for years. So we will see if this community is tired of being on the bottom of the barrel, or if we have developed a predilection for being the butt of jokes and laughter, because of our failures in the field of education.

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