Browsing All posts tagged under »NCLB«

Why do I think Bobby Jindal is scamming us with faux Common Core lawsuits?

August 28, 2014

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To be quite frank, I did not develop this idea on my own. I was asked whether I thought Jindal’s opposition to Common Core was sincere, and my response at first was “I don’t know, but does it matter?” My thinking being: whether or not Bobby Jindal opposed Common Core for the “right” reasons or […]

Oops, John White did it again. (He lost our children.)

November 17, 2012

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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 […]

A listing of some of LDOE’s dirty little secrets

October 16, 2012

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Dirty Secrets or White Lies? SHADOW SCHOOLS CONTENT St James Science and Math Academy is part of both Lutcher and St James High Schools St James Science and Match Academy is a shadow school split between two other high schools.  This post includes Maps, addresses, info from website and the summary of why LDOE is probably letting some schools get away with […]

Just How Many Murders Does it Take in Louisiana to Be Classified a “Persistently Dangerous School?”

September 17, 2012

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This is actually a trick question.  According to the Unsafe Schools section 343 of Bulletin  741, a school can have 100% of its student body expelled for  murdering each other and the school will not be classified as dangerous, let alone persistently dangerous. §343.      Unsafe Schools [. . . B.    Students attending a school that has been identified as […]

Louisiana’s Lacking Accountability System

March 25, 2012

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Most people probably haven’t heard about Louisiana’s School Accountability System, but many Louisianian natives with children of or near school age have probably heard about schools being assigned letter grades or stars “*” to represent the overall quality of a school.  What most of those people don’t know is that the state and appointed officials […]

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