Monthly Archives: November 2013

The case of the vanishing agenda item

Apparently actions of the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board continue to be suggestions that can be ignored, judging by a comparison of the preliminary minutes from the recent Committee of the Whole and the posted agenda for Thursday evening’s … Continue reading

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Incompetence, laziness and opacity are not permissible, even if you’re the good guys.

I’ve grown to accept the following conditions as facts, even if I don’t like them: 1) John White’s obvious goal is to destroy public education, and he has no clue how to actually improve education. 2)¬†Majorities of the Board of … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Recovery School District, transparency and deadlines

According to the all-encompassing Bulletin 111 (see http://bese.louisiana.gov/documents-resources/policies-bulletins), which appears to be the Keeper of the Rules in all important dealings of the Louisiana Department of Education, “No later than October 1 each year, the recovery school district should make … Continue reading

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What we know about SPS, and what John White won’t tell us.

With the recent release of Louiana’s latest version of School Performance Scores comes an opportunity to note one of the system’s major flaws — the lack of transparency.¬† When I heard they were being released Thursday (10/24/31), I did the … Continue reading

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What does John White have against Science, Math and Smart Kids?

I should actually extend the title to ask why John White wants to rid the state of teachers who specialize in teaching math, science or social studies to kids who are either doing very well or doing very poorly.¬† Why … Continue reading

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