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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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Charter schools are now paying kids to try them out

What are the true costs of charter schools? Are they really free, as all their literature and supporters proudly proclaim? Some people will point to the funding a school receives and claim that is the entire cost of a charter … Continue reading

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Common Core Chaos, Loss and Betrayal

Recently I was interviewed by WAFB about the latest developments in Louisiana’s Common Core lawsuit saga and the recent court loss. You can see the full story here: http://www.wafb.com/story/26328975/common-core-debate-continues On a personal note, I was amused that this was a … Continue reading

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Check out my new Common Core Video. I think this will add some clarity to the situation in Louisiana. . .or at least make fun of the people behind the “muddying of the narrative”

I just finished producing my first movie and publishing my first YouTube video.  (I decided to stop writing posts and focus on media that requires fewer words so the grammar Nazis will leave me alone.) Check it out and feel … Continue reading

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Plan B: One-Step for Addressing PARCC and Common Core

Today was an interesting day at the Claiborne building in downtown Baton Rouge. Today was the much anticipated climax of significant back and forth politicking between Governor Jindal and his mail ordered State Superintendent of Education, John White. Today was … Continue reading

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Is Common Core Dead in Louisiana?

Yesterday Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal announced he was withdrawing from PARCC testing and pulling Louisiana out of Common Core because while we believe in high standards for our children, we do not believe in federally imposed one-size-fits-all standards. Almost immediately … Continue reading

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True Leaders are not afraid to admit their mistakes and correct them

It’s been a few thousand years since anyone was able to make a credible claim of being perfect. Anyone who expects perfection from our political leaders is setting themselves up for inevitable disappointment. I do not judge leaders based on … Continue reading

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