Monthly Archives: October 2013

If this is recovery, why don’t I feel better?

In yet another arrogant display of disdain for the public interest, the so-called Recovery School District (RSD) announced Tuesday which private operators have been blessed with the privilege of getting money thrown at them by New Schools of Baton Rouge so they … Continue reading

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School Performance Scores finally out?

Since the Louisiana Department of Education finally released their School Performance Scores (SPS) yesterday, I’m inspired to pass along some thoughts on how screwed-up the methodology is.  At various points I assign letter grades to various component indices.  In doing … Continue reading

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Names of Baton Rouge public schools, and why details matter

The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board’s Committe of the Whole decided at their last meeting to advance the following item to this Thursday’s full board meeting (5 pm 10/17/13): “Consideration of a request for approval to submit the following … Continue reading

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Musings of a musical mathematician who happens to be Methodist

Now that I have finally joined the social-media world with accounts on Facebook and Twitter, it seems that a blog was inevitable.  Hopefully it will be interesting, and may serve to promote some of the ideas I think are important. … Continue reading

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