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Education Reform: Building Houses of Sand in Swamps

March 31, 2014

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One of first sermons I heard when I was younger that really “sunk in”, came from the book of Matthew. The Sermon was based on Matthew 7:26 from a section known as the House on the Rock. 26“Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not act on them, will be like a foolish […]

Guest Essay: Why Common Core Should Bother All Republicans

March 30, 2014

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  WHY COMMON CORE SHOULD BOTHER ALL REPUBLICANS   “Our current system of top-heavy, bureaucratic, centrally planned education is failing to ensure the quality of education our children need and deserve. Therefore, we support measures that maintain the independence of Louisiana schools from the federal government. We support keeping all Louisiana education dollars in Louisiana […]

My Review of Proposed Privacy Legislation for Louisiana

March 16, 2014

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My apologies for not getting to this topic (and many others I’ve neglected) sooner. I may have finally bitten off more than I can effectively chew in things I’ve agreed to do. I have the best of intentions, I promise you, but sometimes my eagerness to help everyone runs smack into the limiting reality of […]

East Baton Rouge Parish Teachers are under siege and need our help

March 9, 2014

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For the past month I’ve been interviewing and receiving testimonials from East Baton Rouge Teachers in most of the area’s non-magnet high schools. This investigation started as a conversation with a teacher (who had recently become a follower.) This teacher explained no one speaks for them, no one sees their stories.  They relayed teachers in EBR […]

Teachers Speaking out Against Common Core – (What was promised, was not what was delivered)

February 23, 2014

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This information comes from our friends at LAPACC, Louisiana Parents Against Common Core. https://www.facebook.com/louisianaparentsagainstcommoncore In this post, you will find the testimony of a Louisiana teacher. The identity of this teacher will not be revealed, you will just have to trust that we have verified this to be from an actual teacher. We hope that […]

Defies Measurement Update

February 16, 2014

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About a month ago I was lucky to receive a visit from the blog’s favorite videographer, Shannon Puckett. Here’s one of my last posts about her documentary project: http://crazycrawfish.wordpress.com/2013/10/11/defies-measurement-is-almost-funded/ In addition to the interview she did with me about my time at LDOE I got to chat with her about other cool issues while she […]

The Louisiana Department of Education rushed and ruined the implementation of Common Core, on purpose and for quick cash

February 10, 2014

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I’ve been researching this story for close to 4 months now talking to local superintendents, teachers, parents, teacher leaders, and both pro and con Common Core folks. I’ve been following tips and reviewing internal documents that were sent out to school districts as well as listening to accounts of what local educational leaders were told […]

The backstory of EBR “cheating” scandal

January 24, 2014

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Recently John White has been trying to stir up a lot of controversy about what he initially called a “cheating” scandal.  Here is one of the earlier reports of what is turning out to be a completely made up EBR cheating scandal.  He unloads quite a laundry list but to date has not been able to […]

Guest Blogger, PegLeg Mickey, returns with some ill tidings and tidbits

January 24, 2014

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EBR Supe Pokes White in the Eye In the grogshop this week, I heard a snatch of conversation that warmed my rotten soul. There’s been a bit of story boiling up in the Advocate about the LDoE investigating East Baton Rouge Parish for cheating on tests and then it switched to graduation. Seems some counselor […]

An Ironic, Delusional, and Libelous attack against me by New Orleans Reform advocate, and latest fanclub inductee, Dawn Ruth

January 2, 2014

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Recently a New Orleans publication called New Orleans Magazine published a piece that included a shoutout to me that was less than flattering and arguable libelous. This article was written by someone I had never met or heard of, and someone who never tried to contact me for her story. Nevertheless this “journalist” felt she […]

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