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East Iberville and MSA East are actually the same school – probably connected by an underground metro system. My bad.

A little birdy just told me they asked Iberville about their shadow schools issue, and they were old MSA East is the same school as Iberville East (Elementary and High.)  I guess I’ve just never been to a school more than 4 miles long.  … Continue reading

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Louisiana’s Dropout Numbers Don’t Add Up

For the past 5 years Louisiana has been reporting they have steadily decreased their event dropout rate.   In simple terms, an Event Dropout Rate is the percent of students in select grade levels (in this case grades 7-12 or 9-12) … Continue reading

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Education Related Projects – Status Report and Log

Current Education Related Projects – Intro I just realized I’ve been working on a number of different projects to expose education abuses and to improve education for the children in my state with a passion I usually reserve for online … Continue reading

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Shadow Schools: Why They Exist and What They Enable You To Do

While I was working at the Louisiana Department of Education I had a number of sources tell me about what I have decided to call a Shadow School. A Shadow School is just an unreported school that has its own … Continue reading

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Shadow Schools: Does Your DOE Know Where Your Children Are?

Probably most of you haven’t given much thought to how state department’s of education collect their data on schools, teachers and students. Well having been in the biz for quite a few years, I do. LEAs (Local Educational Agencies) aka … Continue reading

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A Modest Corporal Punishment Proposal for Louisiana

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vt4v7KsFi8&feature=youtube_gdata_player Even though our overly politically correct society has decided that beating animals with poles can be construed as unjust and abuse of the animals (and might get you thrown in jail or beaten by an angry mob yourself) and … Continue reading

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