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The Fallacies of Quick Fixes in School Reform . . . and Life

April 25, 2014

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Recently I was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes. I knew my blood sugars were trending higher for years, and I had resolved to lose 50 pounds this year to prevent this outcome from occurring. 3 months into this year I had lost 25 pounds . . . and I learned I had uncontrolled fasting blood […]

Time to start covering the many data thieving operations in our state and around the nation. . .

October 7, 2013

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I’ve been promising for some time to cover some of the many secret and not-so-secret grants and data operations that will result in your data, and your children’s data being stolen and shared without your permission or knowledge. Now that it is clear the EPIC lawsuit against the US Department of Education has failed, the […]

CREDO is not credible, and never has been

September 2, 2013

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Recently the CREDO institute based in Stanford has published national and state by state comparisons of charter schools that indicated charter schools may perform slightly better than traditional public schools in certain circumstances. Despite the lukewarm conclusions, privatizers and education reform advocates immediately touted these findings as proof positive that their draconian agenda was working. […]

Louisiana Believes in Completely Denying Reality

May 7, 2013

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STATEMENT FROM SUPERINTENDENT JOHN WHITE REGARDING LOUISIANA SUPREME COURT RULING May 07, 2013 BATON ROUGE, La. – State Superintendent of Education John White issued a statement today concerning the Louisiana Supreme Court ruling on Act 2: “On the most important aspect of the law, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of families. The Scholarship Program […]

John White’s crumbling house of cards – From VAM to worse

April 23, 2013

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These days John White might be needing a hug. It appears all the ill-will and poor decisions making he has sown over the past year is coming home to roost on his doorstep, all at the same time. Support the Louisiana Student Privacy Act Recently we called out White for lying to everyone in the state […]

DeMythdefying LDOE’s Myth-directions and Myth-information about MFP

April 10, 2013

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MYTHS VS. FACTS MYTH 1: Public education funding has been cut. FACT: Funding per student will at least remain constant this year. The MFP establishes the total cost of providing an education for a student. Then the formula determines the percentages the state and the local districts will each pay towards that total. When the […]

Bobby Jindal and John White Decide to Experiment on Special Education Students

April 10, 2013

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Louisiana Superintendent of Education and Governor Bobby Jindal are experimenting on Louisiana’s Special Education students. This might seem like a harsh assessment, but as far as I can see the only alternative to this is that these guys are straight up stealing state and federal dollars allocated for special education students to fund pet projects, […]

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 […]

Louisiana Believes – SPED students should be reclassified before test time to optimize test scores

February 6, 2013

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Dr. Gary Jones, former Superintendent of Rapides Parish schools and current Assistant Superintendent with the Louisiana Department of Education explains in the letter that follows that districts should carefully consider whether they reclassify their students as disabled but currently classified as able to take the state mandated ACT tests and graduate as suddenly too severely disabled to […]

A listing of some of LDOE’s dirty little secrets

October 16, 2012

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Dirty Secrets or White Lies? SHADOW SCHOOLS CONTENT St James Science and Math Academy is part of both Lutcher and St James High Schools St James Science and Match Academy is a shadow school split between two other high schools.  This post includes Maps, addresses, info from website and the summary of why LDOE is probably letting some schools get away with […]

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