April 5, 2013
A funny thing happened at a community organizing meeting I attended earlier this week. I was going there to meet with someone who was supposed to help me organize and mobilize an anti-student-data-sharing campaign, although I missed that person I made a few interesting contacts. I also heard a story that made me wonder if […]
March 19, 2013
I was going to title this “John White. . . ” etc., but let’s get real. John White is just an unqualified bobble-headed sock puppet (politicians have them made in places like the Broad Academy) that Jindal sticks his hand in whenever he wants to fluff up his conservative bona fides for his out of […]
January 15, 2013
For Immediate Release – January 15th, 2013 BESE Congratulates Superintendent John White on performing an outstanding job Chas Roemer , BESE President, explained to a packed Louisiana Purchase Room, filled to the brim with charter lobbyists and brown-nosing sycophants, that without John White’s leadership, Louisiana would have followed in the path of so many failures […]
December 3, 2012
I feel some apologies are in order for my regular readers. (I’ve been chastized by several recently for slacking.) Due to some personal issues, some of which involved a nasty run-in with an even nastier stomach virus, I have been out of commission for the last few weeks. Meanwhile a number of very exciting changes […]
October 25, 2012
I’ve been trying to explain to people since last March that the vouchers and charter schools are funded in a way designed to destroy public education and public education funding. While the Jindal administration is not taking local funding directly, what they are doing is taking a double helping of state funding. This means that school districts lose […]
September 30, 2012
St James parish is proudly displaying that the Science and Math Academy is part of both Lutcher and St James High Schools. That’s very generous of them, especially considering they are about 20+ miles apart on opposite sides of the Mississippi. Here is the address of their shared non-school.3125 Valcour Aime Street = Science and Math Academy […]
September 23, 2012
The Louisiana Department of Education is getting ever more desperate to manipulate the public into believing their voucher program and charter schools are a success. Just last week LDOE hired a PR consultant that worked on Jeb Bush’s propaganda campaign in Florida to sell their public on what a great deal charter and voucher schools are. This […]
September 13, 2012
Section 504 Children (basically students with learning disabilities but without the extra funding SPED students get) While I was at LDOE I designed a system to capture the 504 status for students in Louisiana. By now we have 2 or three years of data. From my discussions with the state liaison and even people within […]
September 12, 2012
For the past 5 years Louisiana has been reporting they have steadily decreased their event dropout rate. In simple terms, an Event Dropout Rate is the percent of students in select grade levels (in this case grades 7-12 or 9-12) that are enrolled at some point during the year but then exit and are determined […]
July 22, 2012
Current Education Related Projects – Intro I just realized I’ve been working on a number of different projects to expose education abuses and to improve education for the children in my state with a passion I usually reserve for online gaming and good food and drink. Admittedly I was motivated by spite as well as […]
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