The exercise of catching Education Superintendent John White in a lie has become almost boring, certainly routine

More on John White’s SalaryGate. When will a reporter or constituent ask Bobby Jindal about this behaviour? Is this his Bobby’s idea of a smaller, transparent, honest, accountable government?

Louisiana Voice

It has become so easy to catch Superintendent of Education John White in a lie that the exercise has also become boring.

The latest fabrication to come out of the Department of Education (DOE) was a simultaneous falsehood delivered to both LouisianaVoice and Crazy Crawfish and we’re both calling him out on it—simultaneously.

On Sunday, Oct. 14, LouisianaVoice submitted a public records request to White at 7:08 p.m. and a read receipt showed that he opened our email at 11:32 p.m. that same day.

Our request was straightforward enough, asking that White provide us with “all documents which indicate which employees, including your executive staff, in the Louisiana Department of Education have or will receive pay increases.”

A simple request to be sure and one with which it should have easy to comply.

Instead, the response we received on Monday, Oct. 14, was a lie, pure and simple.

“Our public information…

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3 thoughts on “The exercise of catching Education Superintendent John White in a lie has become almost boring, certainly routine

  1. The headline just reminds me of what someone now in a district central office who had been in management at LDOE for many years told me-paraphrasing closely “We were listening to JW and counting the times he told the truth because it’s easier than trying to keep track of the times he lied.” People who have been at the department for decades can’t remember a time when the distrust and lack of confidence in a supt. has been so extreme both outside and within the LDOE!

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