I sent a check for $100 to Karran Royal Harper, the parent activist who is running for a seat on the New Orleans school board.

Her opponent has raised more than $110,000 from out-of-state funders.

Karran, who is a champion for children, has raised about $5,500. In other words, she is being outspent about 20-1.

My contribution was so huge that it was enough to produce a story in the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

In the spirit of full disclosure, I admit right now that I also sent an equally whopping contribution of $100 to “No on 1240,” the Washington State charter referendum.

That should strike fear into the hearts of the billionaires on the other side of the issue.

It’s not too late to help Karran in her race against the big boys.

Here is her website, where you can learn more about her. She takes credit cards.

She is strong and fearless.

New Orleans should have a home-grown parent on its school board.