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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

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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. […]

Local School Board Races

October 1, 2014

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I just realized I’ve been neglecting what I have been telling others to do, get involved in local school board races. I’m not a walking sack of money, like Lane Grigsby, but I can do my part to make candidates that actually support public schools and democracy more visible to voters. (Grigsby wants candidates that […]

Eureka Math. . . (I can think of another expletive to describe it.)

September 28, 2014

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This is an update to a story I’ve been meaning to get back to for a while on Louisiana’s textbook selection and adoption process. According to my sources Louisiana required most vendors to pay 500 dollars per book to evaluate each grade level of each subject. I have no details of where those dollars went. […]

The recent visual and virtual reminder of the need for strong student privacy laws

September 11, 2014

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I think the internet just exploded. At least, that’s what I’m thinking based on the number of articles I’ve seen come out in the last few days on the latest hacking scandal involving the Apple iCloud storage system involving “private” stolen celebrity photos of their, uhm, privates. You would think the world was coming to […]

Standardized Lying

August 24, 2014

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Student performance in Louisiana is dropping rapidly. The decline started just about the time John White became superintendent of Education and has accelerated rapidly with the introduction of Common Core in Louisiana schools. Based on a sample analysis of the very meager data LDOE finally released under threat of lawsuit it is clear that not […]

The Violence and Hatred of Common Core Fanatics

August 23, 2014

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It may come as no surprise to those of you/us who have been trying to point out the deficiencies of Common Core, that our input is often met with derision, hatred, venom and now even threats of violence. When I first wrote an article about my experience in with Common Core about a year ago […]

Common Core Chaos, Loss and Betrayal

August 21, 2014

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Recently I was interviewed by WAFB about the latest developments in Louisiana’s Common Core lawsuit saga and the recent court loss. You can see the full story here: http://www.wafb.com/story/26328975/common-core-debate-continues On a personal note, I was amused that this was a story I’d watched earlier in the day while working out, but without sound. I remember […]

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