Monthly Archives: October 2012

Introducing Louisiana’s New Accountability System

If you’re like me, you have trouble deciphering all the different symbols, letters, stars and numerical scores associated with Louisiana’s various Accountability systems.  Every year the Louisiana Department of Education changes something in their Accountability system, ostensibly to make it … Continue reading

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Defunding and Defrauding Public Education – PART II

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 … Continue reading

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Defunding public education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Voters in one of Louisiana’s high-performing school districts are angry that their public schools will lose funding to pay for Governor Bobby Jindal’s harebrained voucher scheme, which sends students to backwoods fundamentalist schools…

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Follow the education money

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
There are few investigative writers in education journalism these days. It is disturbingly rare to find writers who look behind the press releases, the hype and spin. One place that cries out for…

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A listing of some of LDOE’s dirty little secrets

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 … Continue reading

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A tragic story you never heard of – made even more tragic by a hate group named the Louisiana Family Forum

Last year, three Louisiana students were bullied until they took their own lives in three separate parts of the state.  Out of this tragedy an even more tragic Tesa Middlebrook Anti-Bullying Act was born. Tesa Middlebrook was a talented artist, who had … Continue reading

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John White only knows better than black parents. . . apparently

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Two months into the school year, the head of the Recovery School District abruptly fired the principal of Walter L. Cohen High School as well as several teachers and announced that he was…

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