Monthly Archives: November 2012

Why is John White Hiding Thousands of Cases of Child Abuse?

Louisiana has the laxest rules for corporal punishment in the nation. And unbeknownst to most Louisiana residents, we’re not afraid to use it quite liberally in hundreds of schools on thousands of students every year. Louisiana Revised Statutes 17:223 – … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Acadia

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Just a few days ago, the Acadia Parish school board in Louisiana honored its teachers of the year. Each of its 27 schools selects a teacher of the year. Then, the district selects…

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Grassroots message

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
People often ask me: How can parents and teachers hope to beat the big money that is buying elections in state and local races around the nation? What chance do we have when…

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Oops, John White did it again. (He lost our children.)

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 … Continue reading

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Louisiana and John White decide to explicitly codify Shadow Schools

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 … Continue reading

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More Evidence on the Shortcomings of “Value-Added” Teacher Evaluations…

More Evidence on the Shortcomings of “Value-Added” Teacher Evaluations…. This article from Linda Darling Hammond, a professor of Education at Stanford and a chairman of the National Council’s Board on Testing and Assessment, reinterates some of my earlier points about why … Continue reading

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The correlation between random temperatures and Value Added Scores

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