April 1, 2013
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 […]
March 14, 2013
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 relief) […]
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. […]
September 12, 2012
For the past 5 years Louisiana has been reporting they have steadily decreased their event dropout rate. In simple terms, an Event Dropout Rate is the percent of students in select grade levels (in this case grades 7-12 or 9-12) that are enrolled at some point during the year but then exit and are determined […]
July 22, 2012
Current Education Related Projects – Intro I just realized I’ve been working on a number of different projects to expose education abuses and to improve education for the children in my state with a passion I usually reserve for online gaming and good food and drink. Admittedly I was motivated by spite as well as […]
March 23, 2012
The Value Added model used for calculating teacher performance (or lack thereof) is a complete farce. Its just a tool used to put teachers on the defensive; for the right, and their right-wing publications, to use in their war against the common good for the sake of the exceptional dollar. Without even going into debunking […]
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