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Louisiana Charters Are by Far the Worst According to 2011 8th-grade NAEP Anaysis

Originally posted on deutsch29:
One of the primary problems with Louisiana’s state-run, all-charter Recovery School District (RSD) is that the same state that is in control of data (and the official word on its data) is also committed to representing…

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Dirty Tricks in District 6

Kathy Edmonston, my opponent in the District 6 BESE race, just released a poll that her political consultant ran that shows her tied with the incumbent Chas Roemer, me at 6%, and the undecided at 44%.  This is not the … Continue reading

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Hurricane Katrina Truths

The success of schools in New Orleans is more fiction than fact.  People in the United States prefer stories with a positive ending, where the good guys win, challenges are face head-on and overcome, and everyone lives happily ever after.  … Continue reading

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Network for Public Education Endorses Jason France for Louisiana BESE

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In the last two state board elections in Louisiana, millions of dollars flowed to candidates from corporate reformers, mostly from out of state. They elected board members who support privatization and high-stakes testing.…

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Now this is more like it. . . Blogging to Victory!

I want to thank all of my new and return supporters who came through last night.  As a result of your generosity I pulled in an additional $500 in donations and pledges.  I also picked up two new volunteers I … Continue reading

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The Time to Act is Now!

It is two months and a week to the election and I am in dire need of volunteers and cash. The BESE election is scheduled for October 24. Time is running short to impact an election that will have direct … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with Education in Louisiana and Some Ideas On How to Fix it

Louisiana Voters,   A few months ago I had a meeting with Lane Grigsby about my candidacy for BESE. For those of you who don’t know, Grigsby is one of the chief funders of the education reform movement in Louisiana. … Continue reading

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