Category Archives: politics

Defies Measurement is Finally Complete

Defies Measurement is a documentary about what our nation’s test obsession has done to our public schools and students over the last 20 years.  Shannon Puckett is a great film maker and former teacher at Chipman Middle school, around which … Continue reading

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At a time of deep budget cuts, it is time to cut the Recovery School District (RSD)

Latest John White lie Bobby Jindal recently released his budget for the 2015 fiscal year.  This budget has some pretty steep cuts for the Louisiana Department of Education. State Superintendent John White recently claimed Bobby Jindal’s 2015 budget would force … Continue reading

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Opt-Out parents and children being harassed and terrorized across Louisiana

For the past several weeks I’ve been getting reports from parents in different parishes across the state of Louisiana describing how their school systems are handling parents choosing to opt their children out of the PARCC test.  The opt-out movement … Continue reading

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Open letter from “BESE 4″ in response to recent Common Core events.

I am publishing an open letter from 4 BESE members in response to recent actions of John White and recent editorials from 4 confused legislators that support Common Core, but don’t understand that even if they “review” it, it cannot … Continue reading

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The View from Japan: Common Core is a Disaster in the Making

Originally posted on Creative by Nature:
 “What many supporters of Common Core ignore is that the “rigorous” high-stakes testing approach that they wish to impose on our children has been experimented with in many other nations, and has been a complete failure.…

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An Educational Titanic, A Louisiana Edsel: Stand for Children Defends PARCC

Originally posted on VPBarras:
A spurious web page is circulating throughout Louisiana from Louisiana branch of the organization Stand For Children. On this page, they warn that some parents are trying to convince other parents to pull their children from the…

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Keeping it in Perspective.

Originally posted on Dad Gone Wild:
This week Metro Nashville School Board Member Jill Speering wrote a Facebook post that started with the following question: At last week’s meeting, an MNPS Board member suggested that there are 35,00o seats in…

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