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Category Archives: NO Schools
This guest post at the fabulous Louisiana Voice lays it all out, the politicization the under-the-table dealings, the doublespeak of “reform” and “a new civil rights,” the [probably intentional] lack of oversight, and the sheer disaster of the “model” shoved down … Continue reading
The full report is here [PDF] and not very long…. The first finding is pretty easy—even if you are dogmatically opposed to the privatization of public schools, if the choice is between a “failing” operator and a new one, you’d … Continue reading
If you feel the way I do that’s it’s time we limited the power of the Governor to run and ruin education, please ask your legislators to vote for Senate Bill 41 by Kostelka, that would propose a constitutional amendment … Continue reading
See Who IS Rayne Martin?, 5/24/2010. Story #3: If you wonder why the COMPASS has been so poorly implemented, let me give you some background. You already knew about Ms. Molly Hortsman, the three year TFA’er who was put in … Continue reading
Parental “choice” seems to be Louisiana’s major tool in reforming public education. Parents need adequate information in order to make informed choices. Even with this information, how does “choice” actually improve the quality of schools? Is it really school choice … Continue reading
Go to LA Educator, Jindal Tries to Resurrect Act 1, for bills that teachers and education groups are opposing and supporting. If your LA House representative is on the House Education Committee, call and/or email by Wednesday [yes, THIS Wednesday] when the committee … Continue reading
A 2012 reprint is available, normally $25, now $20.
CenLamar: Jindal’s Scheme to Defund Public Schools In Order to Enrich Religious Schools Ruled Unconstitutional Less than 24 hours later, Kelley ruled that Jindal’s voucher program is unconstitutional. Period. I’ve read some commentary that suggests vouchers weren’t “unconstitutional,” only the way … Continue reading
Document 6: A roundup of some of NSNO’s highest-paid “independent contractors for professional services.” One question—I thought NSNO offered professional services for charter schools and their boards? And looking at the mission statement again, I’m not sure what funds where went to “[a]ttracting and preparing talent … Continue reading
The only way the documents below make sense is if my [or our] suspicions are true—that this “education” “Reform” is more about the bottom line of interested businesses and individuals who get outsized salaries, compared to salaries before “Reform,” regardless … Continue reading