August 27, 2013
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 […]
May 29, 2013
It’s become increasingly clear that Louisiana believes that a certain amount of fraud, waste, and graft is a good thing, and a lot of any of these things is a whole lot better! From the outset, Course Choice (ala carte online courses children can take to supplement their educational diets paid for by tax payers) […]
May 11, 2013
I decided to have a sit down with John White and ask him a few questions that I’m sure are on everyone’s mind with all the recent scandals swirling around his DOE. Much to my surprise he agreed to my request. Here is my interview and his responses. I have a feeling many of you […]
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 […]
April 29, 2013
John White and Bobby Jindal have mixed two smart sounding messages in a way designed to punish people for being poor. It sounds good when you say, “poverty is not an excuse for poor performance.” It sounds good when “we refuse to allow poverty to be an excuse for poor performance.” Who could disagree with […]
April 23, 2013
These days John White might be needing a hug. It appears all the ill-will and poor decisions making he has sown over the past year is coming home to roost on his doorstep, all at the same time. Support the Louisiana Student Privacy Act Recently we called out White for lying to everyone in the state […]
April 6, 2013
From time to time I get stories from folks who have had the unpleasant experience of working with the Louisiana Department of Education (LDE) under John White, or Paul Pastorek. If you feel you have a story that needs to be told please contact me and I will do my best to explain your side 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 […]
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