Those of you that live in Louisiana know that the schools in St. Tammany parish continually rank highest in the state. That is something to be proud of. However, it is sad that the brightest of our students leave the state in search of better jobs. It would it seem that Louisiana and St. Tammany parish would be doing everything in their power to keep all of these students that we have worked so hard to educate. Why are we paying to educate people only to have them help the economy of other states? After having moved back to the area, I can see how there is such an anti-economic growth movement. The St. Tammany parish council seems to be doing everything it can to kill its future. Don't people realize that without growth, you will die. That goes for the economy too. There is no status quo economically. Eventually, we will see it decline even as the economy in the rest of the country is growing.