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The Mixed Public Perceptions of The Experiment

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

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Who IS Rayne Martin?: Designer of COMPASS, Director of “Stand” “for Children”

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

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I See. NOW They’re Worried about “Who Can Start a School”?

Vanacore, A. (2012, Aug. 14). Spurred by voucher program, state officials may tighten rules on who can open private schools. (New Orleans) Times-Picayune/nola.com. Superintendent John White, signaled that the Louisiana Department of Education may tighten the rules governing who can open … Continue reading

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School Board v. School Board

HT: Dr. Lance Hill BESE blocks creation of charter school in Opelousas The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has blocked efforts to establish Acadiana Charter School in Opelousas and two other schools sought in New Orleans. Deborah Harkins, one … Continue reading

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#*@*%^#*@*%^!!: Schools, Money, Hunger

Read Education salaries grow $8 million under Paul Pastorek. [State Rep. Jim] Fannin [chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, D-Jonesboro] and [state Sen. Ben] Nevers [chairman of the Senate Education Committee, D-Bogalusa] said they expect lawmakers to more closely scrutinize … Continue reading

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People with Degrees Really Do #@^$%!* Live Here

The Recovery School District and the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education are preparing for next year by offering incentives to draw out-of-state teachers to NO: New Orleans schools offer bonuses to lure out-of-state teachers The plan offers $5,000 per … Continue reading

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