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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Senate Education Chairman Appel purchases Discovery stock week before company enters into state Techbook agreement

March 28, 2014

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Originally posted on Louisiana Voice:
On Dec. 7, 2010, Discovery Education, a division of Discovery Communications, announced that Louisiana and Indiana had joined Oregon in adopting the Discovery Education Science Techbook as a digital core instructional resource for elementary and middle school science instruction. https://www.discoveryeducation.com/aboutus/newsArticle.cfm?news_id=663 Thanks to a sharp-eyed researcher, Sissy West, who writes a blog…

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What Common Core Looks Like In Desperation

March 26, 2014

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Originally posted on deutsch29:
It seems that the protests of the American citizen against the so-called Common Core State Standards (CCSS) has become proverbial grains of sand in the works of the mammoth corporate reform machine. Die-hard supporters of CCSS are becoming desperate, and such is showing in their words and actions. Consider Jeb Bush’s declaration,…

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Louisiana’s Privacy Legislation and Testimony – Setting the Record Straight

March 25, 2014

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On March 19th the Louisiana House and Senate Education Committee’s both heard testimony at the same time on the same types of legislation. This legislation was about student privacy. Holding meetings on the same subject at the same time required folks to split up their resources. Since most of us do not have ready doppelgangers, […]

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