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Bloggers’ exposure of LDOE plan help topple multi-million dollar inBloom effort to siphon off confidential student data

April 22, 2014

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Originally posted on Louisiana Voice:
We are back from an extended Easter break and the first thing that landed on our desk was an interesting story of national import and one in which LouisianaVoice played a small but important role more than a year ago. It was on Feb. 20, 2013, that we broke a…

John White’s is doing a fantastic job!

April 16, 2014

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John White is doing a fantastic job at destroying public education. BESE recently reviewed White and gave him 3 out of 4 on his annual review and commended him for his great success. Let’s recap some of his success stories: John White’s Course Choice program was abused by fraudulent vendors who went door to door […]

John White Has LA Teachers’ Backs: (Reblogged from Curmudgucation)

April 16, 2014

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

If only Common Core really helped with critical thinking.

April 16, 2014

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Originally posted on norinrad10:
The last couple of years I’ve been doing a great deal of thinking about Common Core and Education Policy and I am at a conundrum. We seem to be pursuing a goal in a manner that reflects none of the qualities we desire to produce. I was raised that if you value…

Bio of a Crawfish – Part I

April 10, 2014

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A wise man once asked me (like a few hours ago) what is my story and why am I running for an elective position on BESE. To paraphrase his point, it’s one thing to criticize someone else (especially an easy target like Chas Roemer) but quite another to be worthy of support in your own […]

The Three La. Common Core Development “Teachers” Work for LDOE

April 9, 2014

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Originally posted on deutsch29:
This is the story of two press releases and three Louisiana “mystery” teachers involved in “developing” CCSS. The first is the July 2009 National Governors Association (NGA) press release for the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics work groups– the “inner circle” that is the only group identified…

Official Press Release (Text)

April 7, 2014

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Press Release 2015 BESE election to have a fresh face: Jason France, a.k.a. “The Crazy Crawfish” seeks to remove Chas Roemer as he announces his candidacy for the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) district 6. Jason France, a father of two East Baton Rouge public school children in BESE district 6, […]

Jason France, a.k.a “The Crazy Crawfish”, formally announces bid to seek Chas Roemer’s district 6 seat on BESE

April 7, 2014

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As I watched events at the capital unfolding over the last month I knew it would come to this. Our “elected” officials that are supposed to look after our interests have tuned us out and sold us out. Hundreds of you made the trek to the Capital last week and experienced the three ring circus […]

Anti Common Core Warriors: Congratulations and Thank you

April 4, 2014

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I have been monitoring the hearings at the House Education Committee this week; listening to what attendees are saying; what the lobbyists are saying and the ultimate results and impressions from what by all reports I’ve received was an exhausting, emotional and tumultuous experience. One central discussion and thread I’ve heard throughout is that Common […]

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 […]

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