April 5, 2013
A funny thing happened at a community organizing meeting I attended earlier this week. I was going there to meet with someone who was supposed to help me organize and mobilize an anti-student-data-sharing campaign, although I missed that person I made a few interesting contacts. I also heard a story that made me wonder if […]
March 13, 2013
Reblogged from CenLamar: Superintendent John White Qualifies Six More Creationist Voucher Schools for 2012-2013 School Year, Bringing the Total to 26. On Tuesday, March 19, the Louisiana State Supreme Court will finally consider whether Bobby Jindal's school vouchers scheme violates the Louisiana State Constitution. Things aren't shaping up too well for Team Jindal. Surprisingly (at […]
January 22, 2013
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION INTRODUCES LOUISIANABELIEVESANYTHING.COM BATON ROUGE, La. – In response to the feedback of pro-charter and reform groups, virtual school operators, and testing companies, the Louisiana Department of Education today announced a complete overhaul of its website. The website’s URL has changed to louisianabelievesanything.com, reflecting the state’s comprehensive plan to ensure every student is […]
January 8, 2013
Reblogged from Louisiana Voice: As an indication of just how desperate Gov. Piyush Jindal, State Education Superintendent John White and Board of Elementary and Secondary Education President (BESE) Chas Roemer are to put a good face on their much-ballyhooed education reform, one need only read the glowing “news” story picked up by Press Release Central […]
January 5, 2013
When I first saw a press release some months ago from the Louisiana Department of Education heralding scads of school improvement and data that showed almost all of the state’s high schools had significant gains, suffice it to say I was a tad skeptical. I know all too well of some of the tricks LDE has employed in the past with […]
January 5, 2013
Reblogged from educationclearinghouse: Gary Rubinstein is a Teach for American Alum (TFA). In this letter to TFA's founder and now multi-millionaire Wendy Kopp Rubinstein explains why he is concerned about the misinformation (see: lying) coming out of the mouthpieces of TFA. I find what TFA does to be extremely harmful to existing public schools. They […]
December 3, 2012
I feel some apologies are in order for my regular readers. (I’ve been chastized by several recently for slacking.) Due to some personal issues, some of which involved a nasty run-in with an even nastier stomach virus, I have been out of commission for the last few weeks. Meanwhile a number of very exciting changes […]
November 18, 2012
Reblogged from Diane Ravitch's blog: People often ask me: How can parents and teachers hope to beat the big money that is buying elections in state and local races around the nation? What chance do we have when they can dump $100,000, $200,000, $500,000 into a race without breaking a sweat? True, they have a […]
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 […]
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