Student Mob to Protest on Behalf of Deadheads

Louisiana college students plan to protest budget cuts at state Capitol April 15

By Elizabeth Crisp

Louisiana college students are planning to demonstrate at the state Capitol on April 15 in response to the threat of deep cuts to higher education funding in the coming year.

The state Legislature’s 2015 session begins April 13. With Louisiana facing a $1.6 billion funding shortfall, funding for colleges and universities could be cut by millions.

LSU Board of Supervisors student member Brandon Crane said all supporters of higher education are urged to help with and join in the demonstration.

A group of LSU students called Geaux Vote has said that it will be actively opposing the cuts at the Capitol this session, and the LSU Alumni Association formed a new group called Tiger Advocates to engage supporters in the legislative process.


32 Responses to “Student Mob to Protest on Behalf of Deadheads”

  1. Dan Burson Says:

    Then they have the nerve to wonder why Louisiana remains ignorant and just cant advance lol.

    Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:46:25 +0000 To:

  2. ThrowMeSomthin' Says:

    The only education you need now, is to learn how to community organize and protest. Heck, it doesn’t even require anything bad to happen, just make it up.
    If you want something, just organize and take it away from those who have it. Bypass the middleman (i.e. work).
    Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton do it all the time. Obama got elected president without any substantial accomplishment in his vitae. And it’s downhill from there.

  3. Oldman Says:

    “Few make the rules for many” or “many spend the money,few pay for them to spend”

  4. doh! Says:

    So students should sit idly by and let their schools lose hundreds of millions of dollars in funding?

    • Anonymous Says:

      students should work some to pay for what they have.

      • Anonymous Says:


        • Oldman Says:

          WORK!!! That’s a nasty word for some people,they don’t want to even pay back their student loans.

          • Anonymous Says:

            So not only should students pay for their tuition, they should…work during school to pay for…their tuition? How does that even make sense?

            • Oldman Says:

              If you don’t work for something it doesn’t mean anything. You have the give me attitude,nothing is free. If you are paying for it you want the very best and will try a little harder to make a go of it. Yes I think students should pay the full cost of their college education,at least pay back their student loan.

              • Anonymous Says:

                Such empty rhetoric. I guess you think the budget problem might be solved by canceling the TOPS program? And that all education, everywhere, would be better off without scholarships?

                And of course people have to pay back student loans, that’s why they are called LOANS.

  5. Dixie M. Griffin, jr Says:

    As a college professor for 30 years I heard the name deadhead a lot, usually from some retiree swilling coffee in a local restaurant. My response came to be: ” I will provide you the necessary materials for you to prepare and deliver my next lecture, do it successfully and I will pay you my rate of pay for the presentation as well as any preparation time.” Never had a taker…..these clowns just like to hear themselves talk.

  6. Oldman Says:

    Dixie M.Griffin,Jr., as a taxpayer I’m sick and tired of hearing you liberal socialist professors and your ideas of how the world should be run. With the six figure salarys,fancy buildings,cars,expense accounts and other ways the money is thrown away,I think the graduation rate should be higher. Close some of the collages that are not performing,raise the entrance bar,everybody cannot go to collage. Just because you finish high school doesn’t mean you are collage bound. Teach the ones that are at the top of their class, at least a B average for entrance,the rest can go to trade schools. With the oil price dropping every day we cannot throw money away just because you hollow “it’s for the children”,we need money for other things too. By the way teach the students by the books not by some crazy ideas you can dream up and quit trying to change things.
    By the way,have a good day

    • Anonymous Says:

      People’s future shouldn’t be determined by your standards oldman. Having a grade requirement is inefficient because grades are based on memorization for tests.

      • Oldman Says:

        Are you saying just anybody should be admitted to collage,just because they want to go? That’s one of the reasons Louisiana is so far behind in higher education. What is the min requirement for collage in Louisiana?

    • Anonymous Says:

      You are absolutely hilarious. To think that most college professors are liberal socialists, make at least $100,000, drive fancy cars, or get expense accounts.

  7. Anonymous Says:

    Wow, first teachers, now professors are being called deadheads. I dare you next to call soldiers or police officers deadheads. And if you don’t, it’s only because your a hypocrite.

  8. Oldman Says:

    Anonymous,soldiers and policemen are not to be compared to teachers and professors,they have to deal with people that were not taught right to start with. Teachers should be graded every year by the grades the whole class makes,if their students don’t have a good pasting grade,then that teacher needs to find another job. You have teachers that give good grades to their students just to make themselves look good. Look at Cedar Creek and the overall grades their students make,you can do that in every school with the right teachers. Not all teachers are deadheads but a very big percentage are,putting in 20 or25 years and have a big retirement for life. Again if you can not teach,find yourself another job. Wal-Mart or McDonald’s comes to mind.

    • Anonymous Says:

      You really should stop posting. You are embarrassing yourself. Especially when you discuss education.

      Oh, the irony!

      • Oldman Says:

        You are undoubtably one of the “deadhead” teachers. I am not embarrassed one bit when it comes to talking about education. I realize you need a good education,but when you lower the bar just to keep our collages open,something is wrong. We have lowered the bar for minority students,out of state students,foreign students and just because you are Joe Blows son,we cannot afford to keep on doing this. Close the non performing collages down,raise the entrance requirements,and then you will turn out a higher grade student that’s better able to compete in this world. Am I right or wrong?

        • Youngman Says:

          You really should proofread. It’s “college”, not “collage”.

          And look at the graduation rates of foreign students before you claim the bar is lowered to get them here. They pay far too much to come to America for an education, only to squander their opportunity, their time, and their money.

          • Oldman Says:

            Why don’t our American students do better than the foreign students? Most of them will never pay back their student loans. They’ll never graduate at the same rate,as the foreign students do. Is it because they don’t have to work as hard to pay tuition? I think it’s because they are not taught enought at home and especially in grade schools. Who’s fault is that? It’s the parents first,the teachers second or is it because we have lowered our standards to make sure no one is left behind. We need to cull out our bad teachers and keep only our very best,just being a good teacher is not enough. The money is there,the very best teachers are not. But no we don’t want to hurt people’s feelings,so we go along with just having just so so teachers. We lowered the standards for minority’s ,when we should be raising the standards. As a country we should never be second class,we should be number one. Tell me if I’m wrong please.

            • Anonymous Says:

              Since you want to raise school standards, what are your thoughts on Common Core?

            • Youngman Says:

              Do you read the words you are writing? ‘Standards were lowered for minorities that can’t keep up.’ Are you really suggesting that anyone, minority or otherwise, that doesn’t meet standards should simply not get a public education? That they should not get a high school, let alone an elementary education, simply because they aren’t so smart?

              • Oldman Says:

                Youngman,the standards have been lowered for minority’s just so they would be able to go to college,which is very wrong. You are not helping minority’s to succeed,you are setting them up for failure by doing that. If anything raise the bar higher and start with good teachers in the first. Educate them thru the twelfth grade and then you have people ready for college and a successful career. You said they were not smart I didnot,I believe if you start with the right teachers,at least seventy five percent would be ready. You are holding the minority’s back by not doing that and keeping them in poverty for life,by accepting Gov. assistance. Most of our crime problems are from lack of education. It all goes back to having good schools and very good teachers,the schools and money are already there, but we don’t have enough very good teachers. Very good teachers are few ,they are a minority unto themselves. Raise the stakes,get rid of the dead head teachers and keep the very good ones. I bet you would see a great improvement in our students.

    • Anonymous Says:

      Police officers are not to be compared with soldiers.

  9. Dan Burson Says:


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  10. Will Says:

    Dead Head on the State Payroll. That’s a Louden Wainwright III song, isn’t it?

  11. Dan Burson Says:

    Think it is Will lol

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  12. Dan Burson Says:


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  13. Dixie M. Griffin, Jr. Says:

    Mr. Oldman, I do not have a 6 figure salary, I am not particularly liberal or socialist although, unlike you, I have lived in a socialist society (Regina, Saskatchewan). I have a pickup truck, not a fancy car. Finally, reading your response to my post it appears that you are the one who desires to dictate how things are run, not me. I am waiting for you to come teach my class to show that any deadhead (even you) can do it. I teach engineering. You can view some of my crazy, liberal ideas on my website.

  14. Dixie M. Griffin, Jr. Says:

    BTW Mr. Oldman it’s college, not collage.

  15. D. M. Griffin, Jr Says:

    I am getting a kick out of our lawmakers patting themselves on the back for not cutting higher education AGAIN. They have made Louisiana higher education the laughing stock of the country and now, the first year in many, when they do not cut it they are acting like higher ed is fully funded, has no problems, and they deserve all the credit. Worst of all, the average guy on the street believes them.

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