Monthly Archives: September 2012

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

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 … Continue reading

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

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, … Continue reading

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East Iberville and MSA East are actually the same school – probably connected by an underground metro system. My bad.

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.  … Continue reading

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Is Louisiana worth fighting for?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In a brilliant column, Bill White of the Lehigh Valley News compares Governor Tom Corbett’s education policies to carpet-bombing of Vietnam. The goal nearly half a century ago was to “bomb Vietnam back…

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Romney, the Secret Democrat.

Originally posted on mykeystrokes.com:
As often as not, parties nominate candidates for president that pretty much all their own partisans acknowledge are less than inspiring. Democrats were so excited about Barack Obama in 2008 partly because their previous two…

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Louisiana Managing Expectations and Manipulating the Public – for example: “T” isn’t for Terrible Schools, it’s for Turnaround Schools!

The Louisiana Department of Education is getting ever more desperate to manipulate the public into believing their voucher program and charter schools are a success.  Just last week LDOE hired a PR consultant that worked on Jeb Bush’s propaganda campaign in Florida … Continue reading

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Just How Many Murders Does it Take in Louisiana to Be Classified a “Persistently Dangerous School?”

This is actually a trick question.  According to the Unsafe Schools section 343 of Bulletin  741, a school can have 100% of its student body expelled for  murdering each other and the school will not be classified as dangerous, let alone persistently dangerous. §343.      … Continue reading

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