May 16, 2013
When I first heard about the “Seabaugh Solution,” a term John White invented to describe a request by legislator Alan Seabaugh to rig the entire teacher evaluation system to favor three teachers that taught at his daughter’s school in Shreveport, something didn’t quite make sense to me. Why would John White risk everything to do […]
May 13, 2013
Thanks to Lefty, Dave Lefkowith, John White’s data scam is starting to take on a clearer shape. I just got another document from good ole Lefty from another new vendor called Cambium Education and Sopris Learning. It appears John White is planning to provide all of our student data to yet another inBloom-like vendor for DIBLELS data. This […]
May 10, 2013
If I was John White I would be more than a little concerned right about now. I’ve gotten word that people are asking for his resignation. He’s lied so many times, to so many people, I doubt he even knows what the truth is anymore but I know he never cared. This was posted on […]
May 7, 2013
STATEMENT FROM SUPERINTENDENT JOHN WHITE REGARDING LOUISIANA SUPREME COURT RULING May 07, 2013 BATON ROUGE, La. – State Superintendent of Education John White issued a statement today concerning the Louisiana Supreme Court ruling on Act 2: “On the most important aspect of the law, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of families. The Scholarship Program […]
May 6, 2013
If you are a journalist. . . beware trying to cover this story. This may be a story only a blogger can handle because of all the high profile political players involved. Just asking questions about this subject is liable to get you fired as one reporter unfortunately found out. Some of my earlier readers of […]
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 23, 2013
I for one am glad that Bobby Jindal is finally getting the attention he deserves. Bobby has spent a lot of time courting out of state interests while neglecting radioactive parish gobbling sinkholes, perpetual budget crises created the same exact way every year (failing to accurately account for revenue, failing to budget based on actual […]
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 […]
March 17, 2013
To start off this discussion about VAM (value added modeling). The idea that teacher effectiveness can be accurately predicted based mostly on student test scores (or entirely in Louisiana.) and that teacher’s fortunes should be tied to those test scores. That sounds boring so I’ll start off with a really exciting topic, like global warming. It appears […]
February 28, 2013
With this latest MFP formula change John White reveals just how little he thinks of BESE. I’m writing this post February 28th and this “proposed” resolution is dated for March 7th 2013, (7 days in the future) and already listed as “approved” and posted to BESE’s website. I was told this came as some surprise to some BESE […]
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