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Louisiana Ed Reform · 3W ago

“Why Aren’t We Talking About This?” (commentary on racism and charter schools)

This may describe the “Tuskegee Experiment” aspects of charter schools and education reform: Everyone in the nation is talking about our racist history, but do people know what type of racis...
Louisiana Ed Reform · 3W ago

“Louisiana voucher students score almost 30 points below average on LEAP tests” (nola.com)

Perhaps Gov. Jindal’s education experiment needs to stop: As Gov. Bobby Jindal tries again to fund his controversial school voucher program, new test scores indicate that many of the current...
Louisiana Ed Reform · 3W ago

“New data shows school ‘reformers’ are full of it” (salon.com)

Maybe the route to “education reform” can be found by reducing the impact of poverty in the lives of children: That gets to the news that exposes “reformers’” schemes — and all the illusions...
Louisiana Ed Reform · 3W ago

“School text book: Hippies were rude, didn’t bathe, worshipped Satan” (Salon.com)

It sounds like South Park’s Cartman is writing the 8th Grade textbooks for Louisiana’s taxpayer-funded voucher schools.  Here’s an excerpt from one of the books: They went to Canada or Europ...
Louisiana Ed Reform · 3W ago

“Louisiana Voucher School Students Taught Hippies Were Dirty, Rude, Rock-Loving Satan-Worshippers” (Huffington Post)

And that’s probably not the worst things being taught with taxpayer funds in Louisiana voucher-funded schools: As Mother Jones documented last year, other nuggets of historical “knowledge” h...
Louisiana Ed Reform · 3W ago

“The Education of Michelle Rhee” (PBS Frontline)

PBS FRONTLINE examines the legacy of one of America’s most admired & reviled school reformers. You can watch this documentary on TV or online here.Filed under: Education Reform, Politics, Pr...
Louisiana Ed Reform · 3W ago

Rhee’s StudentsFirst grades education on ideology, not results (Daily Kos)

Louisiana is the top-rated state for education according to Michelle Rhee’s StudentsFirst organization. Unfortunately, Louisiana is 49th of 51 on eighth grade reading scores and 47th of 51 o...
Louisiana Ed Reform · 3W ago

Bobby Jindal’s school voucher program unconstitutional (washingtonpost.com)

One of Gov. Bobby Jindal’s signature accomplishments, a private school tuition voucher program, was ruled unconstitutional by a Louisiana judge Friday, the Associated Press reports: State Ju...
Louisiana Ed Reform · 3W ago

Phony school “reform” agenda takes a beating (Salon.com)

The “tl;dr” version is the current-day “education reform” efforts are not true populist grass-roots movements.  The so-called “reform” efforts are the illegitimate love-child of conservative...
Louisiana Ed Reform · 3W ago

14 Wacky “Facts” Kids Will Learn in Louisiana’s Voucher Schools (MotherJones)

You won’t believe the crazy ideas being taught in Louisiana taxpayer-funded voucher schools. “Dinosaurs and humans were definitely on the earth at the same time” … “God used the Trail of Tea...