Browsing All posts tagged under »reform«

East Baton Rouge Parish Teachers are under siege and need our help

March 9, 2014

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For the past month I’ve been interviewing and receiving testimonials from East Baton Rouge Teachers in most of the area’s non-magnet high schools. This investigation started as a conversation with a teacher (who had recently become a follower.) This teacher explained no one speaks for them, no one sees their stories.  They relayed teachers in EBR […]

An Ironic, Delusional, and Libelous attack against me by New Orleans Reform advocate, and latest fanclub inductee, Dawn Ruth

January 2, 2014

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Recently a New Orleans publication called New Orleans Magazine published a piece that included a shoutout to me that was less than flattering and arguable libelous. This article was written by someone I had never met or heard of, and someone who never tried to contact me for her story. Nevertheless this “journalist” felt she […]

The RSD and New Orleans miracle (of cheating)

December 29, 2013

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Some of you may have read by my recent expose on the issues facing Mary D. Coghill elementary school (an RSD school which was turned into a Park View charter school this year without any internal records or discussion of why this was done.) I asked why this was done, and some basic info about […]

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 […]

The Crawfish Bump!

September 15, 2013

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Congratulations Crawfish patriots! In the last 48 hours after making this post we helped Shannon Puckett increase her funding for her Kickstarter Documentary Defies Measurement by more than 23% and contributors by almost 40%! Since this is my first endorsement, and since I can plausibly say I had something to do with it (ok maybe […]

Everything but the Squeal – A sequel

August 26, 2013

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At the turn of the last Century, Upton Sinclair wrote a novel that horrified the nation with its depiction of the meat packing industry. As part of his research for this novel, The Jungle, Sinclair spent over 6 months working in the industry and documenting their practices. His intent was to reveal how immigrants were […]

inBloom, Ed-Fi, Cloud Computing, China, Nazi-Germany and the new Eugenicists

June 17, 2013

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Believe it or not, these concepts and words are all related. inBloom and Ed-Fi are two vendors that use cloud computer to store massive quantities of student data (the Louisiana is currently doing business with.) The information these vendors plan on storing will be used to classify, sort and allocate children by their skills and early […]

Why I fight, and why you should too

April 1, 2013

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I recently received a comment on my blog that struck a chord. . . and triggered a memory of who I used to be and who I am.  It addresses a number of questions people ask me about my own feelings on a wide range of issues, and I found it both focusing and inspirational […]

So me and Diane Ravitch were chillin’ today in Baton Rouge discussing some education stuff. . . .

March 14, 2013

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So me and Diane Ravitch we chillin’ today in Baton Rouge discussing some education stuff. . . .  :) I figured I’d start off my post that way since it sounds much cooler than Diane came to town and gave an awesome speech at a luncheon (and Chas Roemer was also there as the comic […]

Louisiana’s John White: The Worst Superintendent in the Country

December 8, 2012

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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. […]

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