March 9, 2014
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 […]
January 2, 2014
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 […]
December 29, 2013
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 […]
October 6, 2013
(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 […]
September 15, 2013
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 […]
August 26, 2013
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 […]
June 17, 2013
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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