Monthly Archives: January 2013

Louisiana Believes – Teacher Erosion Holds Steady

VETERAN TEACHER EROSION HOLDS STEADY FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR Teachers in high poverty schools are more likely to flee Louisiana schools than teachers in low poverty schools BATON ROUGE, La. – The Department of Education today released what we are … Continue reading

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Louisiana Believes – in Digitizing Children

LOUISIANA DISTRICTS COMMIT TO DIGITIZING ALL PUBLIC SCHOOL CHILDREN BY 2014 BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Department of Education today released updated reports on the progress of technology readiness by messenger pigeon for the sake of irony.  ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange … Continue reading

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Introducing: Louisiana Believes Anything

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION INTRODUCES LOUISIANABELIEVESANYTHING.COM BATON ROUGE, La. – In response to the feedback of pro-charter and reform groups, virtual  school operators, and testing companies, the Louisiana Department of Education today announced a complete overhaul of its website. The website’s … Continue reading

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Excellent essay from edweek on why Value Added is junk science

Probing the Science of Value-Added Evaluation by R. Barker Bausell, edweek.org January 16th 2013 Value-added teacher evaluation has been extensively criticized and strongly defended, but less frequently examined from a dispassionate scientific perspective. Among the value-added movement’s most fervent advocates … Continue reading

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New Orleans Graduation Rate – Miracle . . . or Make-believe?

Recently we’ve seen a rash of publicity coming out of New Orleans and from Leslie Jacobs about the New Orleans turnaround miracle. According to her press releases and op-ed pieces in the Time Picayune and Baton Rouge Advocate, New Orleans … Continue reading

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John White’s Performance Review Press Release – Time Machine Edition

For Immediate Release – January 15th, 2013 BESE Congratulates Superintendent John White on performing an outstanding job Chas Roemer , BESE President, explained to a packed Louisiana Purchase Room, filled to the brim with charter lobbyists and brown-nosing sycophants, that … Continue reading

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The Mainstream Media is Dead

You can’t rely in any mainstream media anymore. Maybe you never could, but the world seemed more sane and less corrupt when I thought you could. For me, the realization crystalized fully when I recently had a story pulled, for the second … Continue reading

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