I was a public school cynic; and coming from Orleans Parish,its easy to see why. After homeschooling my children for 3 years, I had them re-enter the Loranger schools (this was,of course, under duress)after moving here 4 1/2 years ago. After a week, all that I thought of public schools as a whole was dispelled. The teachers and staff are extremely personable and want the children to exceed...not for the sake of federal funding or a paycheck (which I've found isn't nearly what they deserve), but for the sake of the children. They make parental involvement a pleasure rather than a requirement. The administration(s) of all three Loranger schools have our children's betterment and safety as top priorities. I doubt very seriously that if I had to enroll them elsewhere, I would be as satisfied as I am now. These people are Godsends and I thank them for everything. Dee K.