State representative urges Inspector General to investigate Department of Education

Article By: Diana Samuels | March 28, 2014 | Originally Posted on nola.com

A Louisiana state representative has asked the Inspector General’s office to investigate the state’s Department of Education, describing it as a “corrupt, mean-spirited, vindictive and politically motivated (department).”

The concerns cited in a letter Rep. Alfred Williams sent this week to Inspector General Stephen Street include the state’s recent delay of the nomination for Parkview Elementary School in Baton Rouge for a prestigious national “Blue Ribbon” award. The state nominated four of the five other qualified schools across the state for the award, but waited about three weeks to nominate Parkview. The delay meant that the school had much less time to complete its application.

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