May 6, 2013
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 […]
January 15, 2013
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 […]
January 13, 2013
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 […]
November 17, 2012
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 […]
November 10, 2012
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 […]
September 30, 2012
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 […]
September 29, 2012
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 […]
September 27, 2012
A little birdy just told me they asked Iberville about their shadow schools issue, and they were old MSA East is the same school as Iberville East (Elementary and High.) I guess I’ve just never been to a school more than 4 miles long. I suppose there could be more underground than is obvious to satellite photos. If Iberville […]
August 29, 2012
At least Atlanta had the decency to only modify test scores, but they didn’t lie about the very existence of schools. The Atlanta scandal seemed to be confined to a single district’s schenanigans, but in Louisiana, the entire State Department of Education is corrupt and in cahoots with the cheaters, and they seem to be […]
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