Browsing All posts tagged under »louisiana department of education«

Privacy Legislation: How to protect your children and negotiate from a position of strength (Data opt-out)

March 18, 2014

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Tomorrow the Louisiana House Education Committee is poised to hear testimony on several bills related to protecting the rights of parents and students in regards to privacy. (I plan to stop by around lunchtime to meet with folks and compare notes, msg me if you want to try to meet up. . .) From what […]

The Louisiana Department of Education rushed and ruined the implementation of Common Core, on purpose and for quick cash

February 10, 2014

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I’ve been researching this story for close to 4 months now talking to local superintendents, teachers, parents, teacher leaders, and both pro and con Common Core folks. I’ve been following tips and reviewing internal documents that were sent out to school districts as well as listening to accounts of what local educational leaders were told […]

The backstory of EBR “cheating” scandal

January 24, 2014

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Recently John White has been trying to stir up a lot of controversy about what he initially called a “cheating” scandal.  Here is one of the earlier reports of what is turning out to be a completely made up EBR cheating scandal.  He unloads quite a laundry list but to date has not been able to […]

Guest Blogger, PegLeg Mickey, returns with some ill tidings and tidbits

January 24, 2014

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EBR Supe Pokes White in the Eye In the grogshop this week, I heard a snatch of conversation that warmed my rotten soul. There’s been a bit of story boiling up in the Advocate about the LDoE investigating East Baton Rouge Parish for cheating on tests and then it switched to graduation. Seems some counselor […]

Are the RSD (Recovery School District) and LDOE (Louisiana Department of Education) actively covering up school wide test cheating that bolsters their performance?

December 20, 2013

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I have been told the RSD and LDOE are actively covering up cheating on student test scores so I have embarked on a quest to discover the truth. My quest is ongoing but I have learned some things from evidence presented to me and responses I’ve had to my Freedom of Information Requests to the […]

More John White lies about salaries, layoffs and raises

October 16, 2013

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I tried to speak to John White’s credibility, or lack thereof, at the BESE meeting, (now yesterday) as I write this. I presented handouts that call into question White’s honesty on numerous issues. I gave handouts about the various inBloom memos and correspondence to each BESE member as well as a little bit of bonus […]

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 […]

More Teachers, Parents and Citizens speak out against CCSS (from across the political spectrum mainstream media)

September 23, 2013

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K Teacher of 20 years I have been teaching for 191/2 years. I teach kindergarten. Most of my students are not ready for common core. When I read then a book and teach them a skill for example like predicting and ask them what I just taught them they would say you taught us about […]

Stop Common Core Rally info – Downtown Baton Rouge – September 28, 2013 (10-12)

September 23, 2013

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Stop Common Core Coalition of Louisiana PLACE: Dept. of Education BESE, 1201 N Third St., Baton Rouge LA DATE: Saturday, September 28, 2013 TIME: 10:00am – 12:00pm Concern(Ed) Parents Protecting the Dreams of their Children announces a press conference and rally to bring awareness to all citizens of the insurmountable flaws of […]

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 […]

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