May 13, 2013
Thanks to Lefty, Dave Lefkowith, John White’s data scam is starting to take on a clearer shape. I just got another document from good ole Lefty from another new vendor called Cambium Education and Sopris Learning. It appears John White is planning to provide all of our student data to yet another inBloom-like vendor for DIBLELS data. This […]
May 7, 2013
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 […]
March 23, 2013
I for one am glad that Bobby Jindal is finally getting the attention he deserves. Bobby has spent a lot of time courting out of state interests while neglecting radioactive parish gobbling sinkholes, perpetual budget crises created the same exact way every year (failing to accurately account for revenue, failing to budget based on actual […]
March 19, 2013
I was going to title this “John White. . . ” etc., but let’s get real. John White is just an unqualified bobble-headed sock puppet (politicians have them made in places like the Broad Academy) that Jindal sticks his hand in whenever he wants to fluff up his conservative bona fides for his out of […]
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 3, 2012
I feel some apologies are in order for my regular readers. (I’ve been chastized by several recently for slacking.) Due to some personal issues, some of which involved a nasty run-in with an even nastier stomach virus, I have been out of commission for the last few weeks. Meanwhile a number of very exciting changes […]
October 25, 2012
I’ve been trying to explain to people since last March that the vouchers and charter schools are funded in a way designed to destroy public education and public education funding. While the Jindal administration is not taking local funding directly, what they are doing is taking a double helping of state funding. This means that school districts lose […]
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 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 […]
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