October 30, 2012
If you’re like me, you have trouble deciphering all the different symbols, letters, stars and numerical scores associated with Louisiana’s various Accountability systems. Every year the Louisiana Department of Education changes something in their Accountability system, ostensibly to make it more understandable to you and me. Every year I get more perplexed. For a while […]
October 25, 2012
I’ve been trying to explain to people since last March that the vouchers and charter schools are funded in a way designed to destroy public education and public education funding. While the Jindal administration is not taking local funding directly, what they are doing is taking a double helping of state funding. This means that school districts lose […]
October 23, 2012
Reblogged from Diane Ravitch's blog: Voters in one of Louisiana's high-performing school districts are angry that their public schools will lose funding to pay for Governor Bobby Jindal's harebrained voucher scheme, which sends students to backwoods fundamentalist schools that teach religious doctrine. Jindal insisted that this could not possibly be true, that the vouchers were […]
October 22, 2012
Reblogged from Diane Ravitch's blog: There are few investigative writers in education journalism these days. It is disturbingly rare to find writers who look behind the press releases, the hype and spin. One place that cries out for investigative journalism is Louisiana, the locus for the most extreme privatization schemes. The governor is now imposing […]
October 10, 2012
Reblogged from Diane Ravitch's blog: Two months into the school year, the head of the Recovery School District abruptly fired the principal of Walter L. Cohen High School as well as several teachers and announced that he was turning the school over to a charter operator called the Future Is Now. Students reacted angrily and […]
October 9, 2012
Reblogged from mykeystrokes.com: Part of Mitt Romney’s strategy in the first debate Wednesday night in Denver was to play fact-checker with false facts — also known as “lies.” After the president said that he was proposing a $5 trillion tax break, Romney responded, “I don’t have a $5 trillion cut. I don’t have a tax […]
October 6, 2012
Reblogged from mykeystrokes.com: What began last week as a trickle—a report from the Palm Beach Post that the Florida Republican Party was cutting ties with a firm that turned in "questionable" voter-registration forms in one county—has now grown into a pretty ugly flood. Turns out the Florida GOP paid the firm, Strategic Allied Consulting, to […]
October 3, 2012
Reblogged from Diane Ravitch's blog: Because I was traveling in Texas over the weekend, I didn't see Bill Moyers' report on ALEC. I watched it last night, and I hope you will too. If you want to understand how we are losing our democracy, watch this program. If you want to know why so many […]
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