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Why Bobby Jindal Pushed Education Reform So Fast

April 15, 2012

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For now I will overlook the more obvious question as to why he wanted “reform” in the first place – that’s easily summed up as 2 scoops of higher political aspirations, drowned in sticky sweet obligations to political contributors, and topped off with the creamy false premises that the private sector and competition always provides […]

Shadow Schools: Why They Exist and What They Enable You To Do

April 13, 2012

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While I was working at the Louisiana Department of Education I had a number of sources tell me about what I have decided to call a Shadow School. A Shadow School is just an unreported school that has its own students, teachers, principal, and building but which goes unreported to the State and Federal Government.  […]

The New Salem Witch Trials (aka Value Added Evaluations and the Outsized Search for “Bad Teachers”)

April 2, 2012

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In 1692 an unreasoning hysteria gripped a colonial township known as Salem Massachusetts.  What came after became known as the Salem Witch Trials.  A number of theories exist as to why dozens of women and men were railroaded into being declared witches based on absurd or non-existent evidence, but i would submit what was appealing […]

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