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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 […]

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 […]

My attempt at completing my first grader’s Common Core math homework – and a little historical CCSS context

November 15, 2013

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I know that many people are thinking the commotion over Common Core, CCSS, is much ado about nothing.  I’ve heard some folks liken this change to the Affordable Care Act (AKA) Obamacare.  There are some similarities to how these things were implemented and rolled out nationwide, but while the ACA was voted on by national elected officials, […]

The Holly Boffy – John White, CCSSO, CCSS conflicts of interest that will make your head spin

October 12, 2013

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BESE member, Holly Boffy, taught thru the 2010-2011 school year for Lafayette Parish; before getting elected to BESE. Boffy’s May 15, 2012 a financial disclosure shows she was hired at some point by A+PEL full time (another organization advocating for CCSS in our state); after getting elected to BESE. Her May 9, 2013 financial shows Boffy […]

Stop Common Core Curriculum Rally in Louisiana: at the October 15th BESE meeting

October 7, 2013

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As of right now dozens and scores of parents and teachers are planning to attend next week’s BESE meeting to address the BESE council and to demand they put an end to Common Core in Louisiana. I had my reservations about publishing this update because in the past when I have notified BESE and John […]

Is Student Privacy Hopeless?

October 6, 2013

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(This will be a long one, and has some ranting folks, so buckle up.) Is student privacy hopeless? Sadly, this may be little more than a rhetorical question after the last week of horrible setbacks on the student privacy front. I’ve been gathering information and leads for months now, researching some, and holding onto others. I […]

A Parent Confronts a Puppet on BESE

October 2, 2013

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I would like to thank all of you who came out to support our call to take back public education in Louisiana at the Rally this Saturday. I spoke with many parents and teachers (in both public and private schools) about their concerns about the federal Common Core Curriculum, and informed them of many other […]

Samantha Thibodeaux, SPED teacher from St John Parish, speaks out about CCSS, Jindal, White & Duncan

September 22, 2013

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I am Samantha Thibodeaux. I am a 14 year teacher of SPED in St. John Parish. I hold a bachelor’s in KHS, a master’s in health education and a master’s in Educational Leadership. I am one and a half years into my doctoral program. There are so many issues I would love to discuss today […]

For those who missed the live WBOK show on 8/26/13: here is the link and summary

August 27, 2013

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Summary and links to articles you might find relevant to topics discussed. Introduction of myself and background http://crazycrawfish.wordpress.com/2013/06/11/anti-ed-reform-history-from-my-perspective-part-i/ http://crazycrawfish.wordpress.com/2013/06/13/my-anti-ed-reform-in-louisiana-part-2-of/ http://crazycrawfish.wordpress.com/2013/08/01/me-and-anti-reform-part-iii-of/ Discussion of biased data LDOE disbursement policy : http://crazycrawfish.wordpress.com/2013/06/25/proof-ldoe-does-not-fill-data-requests-sci-academy-faux-grad-rate-and-a-prism-through-which-to-view-the-credo-study/ The Federal lawsuit over the Louisiana voucher program http://cenlamar.com/2013/08/25/us-department-of-justice-bobby-jindals-school-voucher-program-is-illegal/ St Helena’s RSD problems (RSD hypocritical and false information provided to federal desegregation judge) http://crazycrawfish.wordpress.com/2013/07/19/the-st-helena-rsd-saga-begins-2/ http://crazycrawfish.wordpress.com/2013/07/25/reform-fairytales/ MFP […]

Introducing Savvy Squash – Who needs BESE? Apparently not LDOE. . .

August 27, 2013

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Ok, now I think people are becoming inspired or starting to make fun of my Crazy Crawfish motif! I’m not sure if I should be flattered or insulted?  No matter, Savvy Squash is here to explain some of the nuances and private backdoor deals of Louisiana’s Accountability system. It appears the system is changing […]

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