Fun with Payroll files of LDOE (and related entities)

July 25, 2014

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I was asked to research into why a number of people at LDOE are suddenly getting promotions. Apparently over the last few months a dozen or so jobs have popped up on the Civil Service job posting site with very narrow application time frames (less than a week). These postings say they are only accepting […]

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New Group Asks Congress to Protect Student Privacy

July 24, 2014

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Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In this era of Big Data, many organizations want to collect and use personal student data for their own ends. In recent years, the U.S Department of Education has weakened the privacy protections embedded in FERPA (the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act). Parent activists wants Congress to…

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BESE member Jay Guillot’s company paid $1.5 million for work for RSD, South Louisiana school boards in 2013-2014

July 24, 2014

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Originally posted on Louisiana Voice:
One of the most frustrating things in writing about this administration is obvious wrongdoing is reported and nothing is done. In Bobby Jindal we have a governor who is constantly bitching about Washington in general and the Obama administration in particular while turning a blind eye to corruption, profiteering and…

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Update On the “100 Summer Interns” Story

July 23, 2014

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It took some detective work, and reviewing of records from other agencies, but I was able to locate 16 summer interns and 14 student workers on LDOE’s payroll for a total of 30 student workers employed this summer. That’s still a lot of kids roaming around the halls of the department so I can see […]

Posted in: education, politics

I will be on WBOK Monday the 21st. Enclosed is the press release on the show.

July 18, 2014

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The New Orleans Imperative Next Show – July 21, 2014 The crisis in public education created by the profit driven education reformers has some far reaching implications. Dr.Mark Naison, professor of history at Fordham University in New York and Chair of African and African-American Studies, recently produced a news story on his Education News Series that made […]

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Still Waiting in Lines, Nine Years Later

July 10, 2014

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Originally posted on Education Talk New Orleans:
July 9th, over 800 parents try to enroll their children in public schools in New Orleans through the Recovery School District’s One App process. ? Nine years after the state takeover of our schools, parents find themselves standing in line for education. This post was going to be…

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If I Don’t Laugh I’ll Cry

July 8, 2014

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Originally posted on Dad Gone Wild:
As you may or may not know, Kevin Huffman and John White are in a race to see who can reach Chiefs for Change Emeritus status first. After reading a series of posts by the respected Crazy Crawfish (http://crazycrawfish.wordpress.com/2014/06/30/the-news-just-keeps-getting-worse-for-supt-of-ed-john-white-state-auditor-investigating-possible-payroll-fraud/) I thought John White had the clear advantage. I should…

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