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The backstory of EBR “cheating” scandal

January 24, 2014

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Recently John White has been trying to stir up a lot of controversy about what he initially called a “cheating” scandal.  Here is one of the earlier reports of what is turning out to be a completely made up EBR cheating scandal.  He unloads quite a laundry list but to date has not been able to […]

Beth Courtney, LPB and their unethical coverage of Common Core

January 22, 2014

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Many people believe that LPB is an unbiased news source. Some people might even think it is a liberal news source. I’ve had my own firsthand experience with how unethical Beth Courtney has acted covering education stories.  Tonight’s show should demonstrate just how biased and ridiculous LPB is and has become under Beth Courtney. If […]

My Anti-Ed Reform in Louisiana, part 2 of???

June 13, 2013

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But before I get into some of the nitty-gritty details of where I am today as a small part of a grassroots rebellion, it’s important to note that none of this happened in a vacuum. I suppose I was a little like every little state worker bee for the first few years. I believed I […]

Shadow Schools, the many victims of their success, and why US ED is useless

May 6, 2013

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If you are a journalist. . . beware trying to cover this story. This may be a story only a blogger can handle because of all the high profile political players involved.  Just asking questions about this subject is liable to get you fired as one reporter unfortunately found out. Some of my earlier readers of […]

John White’s Performance Review Press Release – Time Machine Edition

January 15, 2013

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For Immediate Release – January 15th, 2013 BESE Congratulates Superintendent John White on performing an outstanding job Chas Roemer , BESE President, explained to a packed Louisiana Purchase Room, filled to the brim with charter lobbyists and brown-nosing sycophants, that without John White’s leadership, Louisiana would have followed in the path of so many failures […]

The Mainstream Media is Dead

January 13, 2013

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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 […]

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 […]

Louisiana and John White decide to explicitly codify Shadow Schools

November 10, 2012

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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 […]

St James parish is proudly displaying that the Science and Math Academy is part of both Lutcher and St James High Schools

September 30, 2012

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St James parish is proudly displaying that the Science and Math Academy is part of both Lutcher and St James High Schools.  That’s very generous of them, especially considering they are about 20+ miles apart on opposite sides of the Mississippi. Here is the address of their shared non-school.3125 Valcour Aime Street  = Science and Math Academy […]

I found a nine mile long school! Can you believe it?

September 29, 2012

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Here is a school approximately 9 miles wide.  To get a sense of perspective, that little stream above it is the Mississippi river.  It must be hell getting to class with just 5 minutes before bells. MSA West  57955 St Louis Rd, Plaquemine, LA 70764   Dear Parents & Guardians of MSA Students: Wow! What a wonderful […]

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