May 4, 2013
You need to read this post by Mike Deshotels. One of the reasons John White is handing student data over to private, unaccountable vendors is to make it easy for them to enroll you kids in terrible virtual courses, taught by uncertified teachers, on the state’s/your dime. Not only are these often classes taught by […]
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 […]
February 18, 2013
It’s been said that it’s a lot easier to tear something or someone down, that to build it up. It’s easier to attack an idea without proposing one of your own. While that’s true, it’s also true many of our politicians don’t come to their constituents and ask them what they think would be a […]
February 15, 2013
Trying to figure out where Bobby Jindal has been coming from has been baffling for both his detractors and even some of his more ardent supporters at times. I think people who dislike his policies tend to lump him in too easily with tea party folks, which is an image he has eagerly, if undeservedly, […]
January 25, 2013
LOUISIANA DISTRICTS COMMIT TO DIGITIZING ALL PUBLIC SCHOOL CHILDREN BY 2014 BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Department of Education today released updated reports on the progress of technology readiness by messenger pigeon for the sake of irony. ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, instructed Jindal on an excellent plan to save money – by fully digitized our public […]
January 13, 2013
You can’t rely in any mainstream media anymore. Maybe you never could, but the world seemed more sane and less corrupt when I thought you could. For me, the realization crystalized fully when I recently had a story pulled, for the second time, on LPB (Louisiana Public Broadcasting). It was about shadow schools (schools like the ones in […]
January 5, 2013
When I first saw a press release some months ago from the Louisiana Department of Education heralding scads of school improvement and data that showed almost all of the state’s high schools had significant gains, suffice it to say I was a tad skeptical. I know all too well of some of the tricks LDE has employed in the past with […]
December 8, 2012
Here’s a nice little gem I found about our beloved, John White. I wonder how he would fair in worst in the world ranking or even in a historical context, (i.e. worst ever)? I suppose he has time to build on his lack of success. . . Louisiana’s John White: The Worst Superintendent in the Country. […]
November 17, 2012
John White is trying very hard to keep data from the general public and researchers. He even passed a number of edicts when he first came to DOE that forbade LDE staff from communicating with school districts via any method other than a vetted weekly or bi-weekly newsletter. I’ve been told by numerous data coordinators […]
November 10, 2012
I think it’s safe to say I underestimated just how sleazy John White and his TFA toddlers were capable of being. When confronted from multiple sources with evidence of Shadow Schools (unreported schools or formerly reported schools no longer reported for the purposes of altering accountability scores) rather than crack down on districts like St […]
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