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I will be on WBOK Monday the 21st. Enclosed is the press release on the show.

July 18, 2014

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The New Orleans Imperative Next Show – July 21, 2014 The crisis in public education created by the profit driven education reformers has some far reaching implications. Dr.Mark Naison, professor of history at Fordham University in New York and Chair of African and African-American Studies, recently produced a news story on his Education News Series that made […]

Still Waiting in Lines, Nine Years Later

July 10, 2014

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Originally posted on Education Talk New Orleans:
July 9th, over 800 parents try to enroll their children in public schools in New Orleans through the Recovery School District’s One App process. ? Nine years after the state takeover of our schools, parents find themselves standing in line for education. This post was going to be…

If I Don’t Laugh I’ll Cry

July 8, 2014

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Originally posted on Dad Gone Wild:
As you may or may not know, Kevin Huffman and John White are in a race to see who can reach Chiefs for Change Emeritus status first. After reading a series of posts by the respected Crazy Crawfish (http://crazycrawfish.wordpress.com/2014/06/30/the-news-just-keeps-getting-worse-for-supt-of-ed-john-white-state-auditor-investigating-possible-payroll-fraud/) I thought John White had the clear advantage. I should…

Plan B: One-Step for Addressing PARCC and Common Core

July 1, 2014

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Today was an interesting day at the Claiborne building in downtown Baton Rouge. Today was the much anticipated climax of significant back and forth politicking between Governor Jindal and his mail ordered State Superintendent of Education, John White. Today was the day Louisiana got a front row seat to the attempted abortion of the illegitimate […]

The news just keeps getting worse for Supt. of Ed. John White; State Auditor investigating possible payroll fraud

June 30, 2014

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Originally posted on Louisiana Voice:
The news just keeps getting worse for Superintendent of Education John White. Gov. Bobby Jindal has put White on a short leash with Executive Order BJ 2014-7 on June 18 and last Wednesday (June 25) Internal Audit Administrator Marsha Guidry issued an extensive laundry list of documents information relating to…

Did LDOE hire 100 summer Interns at 25,000 a piece?

June 29, 2014

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I was recently contacted to investigate and Louisiana Department of Education story that sounded too absurd to be true. I was told John White had hired as many as 100 interns at 25 grand a pop for a few months of summer work. That comes to 2.5 million dollars in just straight up pay. If […]

LouisianaVoice fund drive has just three days remaining

June 28, 2014

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Originally posted on Louisiana Voice:
The first ever LouisianaVoice fundraiser has only three days to go and to those who have contributed either by PayPal or by personal check, we are deeply humbled by and grateful for the enthusiastic response. We have almost reached our goal and with your help, we can make it. Please…

Further Investigations of LDOE and John White are Warranted and Long Overdue

June 24, 2014

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Now that some investigations are underway by the Jindal Administration into John White and his Department of Education and how they allocated and spent funds on PARCC test and Common Core promotion and training I thought it would be a good idea to advise folks about some ongoing and perpetual financial mismanagement and malfeasance in […]

Wanted: Chief for Change

June 20, 2014

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Originally posted on Dad Gone Wild:
Last year when I started reading educational missives from the Chiefs for Change, for a minute or two I wondered what it takes to be a member of  Chiefs for Change. In case you didn’t know, Chiefs for Change is a national organization made up of seven current state…

Details on La. Gov. Jindal’s Common Core and PARCC Exit

June 19, 2014

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Originally posted on deutsch29:
In a press release on June 18, 2014, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal made a number of statements regarding Louisiana’s participation in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the associated Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)– one of two assessment consortia (groups of states) connected to the CCSS.…

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