LDOE does not follow public records law (Letter from BESE Rep. Lottie Bebee)

October 30, 2014


Letter to the Editor– from Lottie P. Beebe, Ed. D., BESE Representative for District 3 Often I receive complaints from parents and citizens stating that the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) is not following the Public Records Act of Louisiana. The law requires government agencies to provide access to public records as requested by citizens […]

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Anti-Common Core Forums and Town Halls Feed John White a Healthy Helping of Crow

October 28, 2014



Despite what John White claimed a few weeks ago in the American Press newspaper, a local paper serving the Lake Charles area, opposition to Common Core and Eureka is not confined to a few isolated communities that only appear numerous because they take photographs from small rooms. It is a vast, broad and growing coalition […]

Posted in: education, politics

Today’s radio show on WBOK covers latest release of SPS scores

October 27, 2014


Michael Deshotels will be on the New Orleans Imperative WBOK  AM1230 show on Monday October 27, 2014 at 10 am to discuss the recently released SPS scores.  Below is a description of the program:  http://theneworleansimperative.org/2013/03/12/the-new-orleans-imperative-next-show-march-18-2012/ You can also go to their website to listen to the live program online. Www.wbok1230am.com

Posted in: education

Another Data Fiasco at LDOE, and Another Reason Charters Pose a Danger to Our Children and Communities

October 26, 2014


It’s been a few weeks since this story first broke, and I expected more folks to cover in more depth than it has been. I have been focused on election related posts and research and let this one go in the hopes someone else would pick this up and explain the implications, but so far […]

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Defenders of Public Education Recommends Candidates for the City of Baker School Board

October 22, 2014


Contact: Michael Deshotels Defenders of Public Education Phone 225-235-1632 mikedeshot@aol.com 22505 Fairway View Dr. Zachary, LA,  70791 Defenders of Public Education Press Release Defenders of Public Education Announce Their Support for City of Baker School Board Candidates Defenders of Public Education Finalize Their Selections for the November 4th City of Baker School Board Elections Baker, LA, […]

Posted in: education, elections

Defenders of Public Education Release Recommendations for East Baton Rouge School Board Races

October 22, 2014


Defenders of Public Education Press Release Defenders of Public Education Announce Their Support for East Baton Rouge School Board Candidates Defenders of Public Education Finalize Their Selections for the November 4th East Baton Rouge Parish School Board Elections Baton Rouge, LA, October 21, 2014:  The Defenders of Public Education (DPE) have announced their candidate selections for the […]

Posted in: education, elections

Is Opposition to Eureka Math and Common Core really limited to a few isolated troublemakers, like John White told the American Press?

October 18, 2014


Recently John White made the claim that only a few isolated pockets of parents in a few parishes are upset about Common Core and Eureka Math. Small groups of people in several isolated areas of Louisiana, including Calcasieu Parish, are voicing loud opposition to Common Core State Standards, said state Superintendent of Education John White. […]

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