November 12, 2013
Reblogged from deutsch29:[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLbzP18w-QE&w=594&h=335] In April 2013, I wrote a post about the inBloom database and Louisiana Superintendent John White's secret arrangement with inBloom. White's inBloom arrangement is not the only student data sharing agreement into which White has entered. It is one of many arrangements White has made and about which the public has been kept in […]
November 6, 2013
Reblogged from Diane Ravitch's blog: St. Tammany Parish is one of the state of Louisiana's high-performing districts. Its board passed a far-reaching resolution declaring that it was dropping out of the Common Core standards and would not administer the PARCC assessments. Its resolution explained why it was not willing to participate in this disruption to […]
November 6, 2013
Listen in from the following link: http://theneworleansimperative.org/2013/03/07/the-new-orleans-imperative-next-show-march-11-2013/ Here are the recent SPS score reviews published by myself and others. http://crazycrawfish.wordpress.com/2013/10/31/are-louisianas-latest-sps-score-release-just-another-trick-or-really-the-treat-he-claims/ http://crazycrawfish.wordpress.com/2013/10/29/the-recovery-school-district-rsd-optical-illusion/ http://crazycrawfish.wordpress.com/2013/10/27/new-orleans-sps-score-release-reveals-69-of-students-now-attend-failing-schools-according-to-bobby-jindal-compared-to-62-in-2005/ http://crazycrawfish.wordpress.com/2013/10/26/school-performance-scores-finally-out-methodical-musical-mathematicians-musings/ http://crazycrawfish.wordpress.com/2013/10/25/2013-louisiana-school-letter-grades-recovery-school-district-gains-nothing/ http://crazycrawfish.wordpress.com/2013/10/24/louisiana-releases-new-sps-school-grade-scale-in-bright-colors-to-make-easier-for-louisiana-parents-to-understand/ Here is the predictive blog post by Herb Bassett I referred to during the show. http://crazycrawfish.wordpress.com/2013/01/06/whites-lies-and-faux-student-improvement-part-ii-the-prediction-edition/ And here is Herb’s prediction of what would happen to SPS scores. […]
November 5, 2013
Mike Deshotels, the “Louisiana Educator“, covers the Nov. 4th legislative “gathering” in great detail. Parents, educators, everyone: take notice of his comments, his positive predictions, and his advice to continue to talk with your legislators. http://louisianaeducator.blogspot.com/ Louisiana Educator An analysis of the latest happenings in the area of Elementary/Secondary education with emphasis on […]
November 4, 2013
I will be invading the airwaves AGAIN, today at 10:00 am on WBOK 1230 AM, for the New Orleans Imperative radio hour. Many thanks to Dr. Raynard Sanders for allowing me a chance to reach a new audience and to continue to fight the good fight. http://www.wbok1230am.com/ You can listen live over […]
October 31, 2013
Figure 1 (What White wears when his staffers leave office) John White has some great news for us! RSD is doing awesome and so are all the charters in New Orleans. I guess its time to convert all our schools to charters folks. He finally proved his methodology works. Just don’t pay attention to the High […]
October 29, 2013
Reblogged from deutsch29: The charter-promoting organization, New Schools for New Orleans (NSNO) wants its charters to prosper. Its website proudly advertises a hefty $25 million grant from the Arnold Foundation-- as in John Arnold, former Enron trader who made off with $4 million while most employees lost their pensions and who later spun gold in hedge funds to the tune […]
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