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Tag Archives: John White
Released Wednesday, LEAP scores for third- through eighth-graders show only 40 percent of voucher students scored at or above grade level this past spring. The state average for all students was 69 percent. For accountability purposes, students attending private schools … Continue reading
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
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
Jindal’s education department refuses to release voucher records, nola.com/Times-Picayune Through a spokesman, Superintendent of Education John White said Wednesday that he’ll release the documents in September, after voucher enrollment is set in a Sept. 1 student count. Any release before … Continue reading
Gov. Jindal’s voucher program is 18 kinds of mess: Editorial Board. (2012, Jun 19). Editorial: Mounting problems erode public confidence in voucher program. The (Lake Charles, LA) American Press. Leader, B. (2012, Jul 2). Email exchange reveals voucher scheme. The (Monroe, LA) News-Star. +Matthews, … Continue reading
Limit to contract clauses proposed, The (Baton Rouge, LA) Advocate, 4/2/12 The headline is oddly flat and uninformative, considering what the bill was sparked by and is aimed at: anti-discrimination language in charter school contracts. I think the answer to this “dilemma” … Continue reading
John White appears poised to be named state schools superintendent this week No surprise here. This has been wanted since 3 days after he became superintendent of RSD. [Even now, no one in public has asked, or questioned, why.] Now that the … Continue reading
Times-Pic/nola.com: New York’s Mayor Bloomberg joins fray over control of state school board New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who kicked off his own controversial reform effort in New York City schools almost a decade ago,…signed a $5,000 check this month to … Continue reading
New York City schools official picked to head Recovery School District in New Orleans [Scott] Stringer, Manhattan’s borough president, gives [John] White glowing marks for the way he’s managed to navigate what he calls a “schism” in New York over the … Continue reading