When it comes to the state ed superintendent position, Louisiana is in an unprecedented spot. The state ed superintendent
And BESE member James Garvey approved White’s falsified ed leader 3 certification. My thanks to Lee Barrios for assistance
*** She also has a second book, Common Core Dilemma: Who Owns Our Schools?. Suing private citizens over public record requests
Under Edwards, it seems that school choice in Louisiana is finally going to experience some long-overdue attention from a governor not overtly biased toward charters and vouchers. This is good.
Recently-unknown Democrat John Bel Edwards is officially Governor-Elect of Louisiana. He beat nationally-known Republican David Vitter 56 percent to 44 percent.
On October 29, 2015, Louisiana state superintendent John White released the 2014-15 school performance scores for Louisiana high schools enrolling grades 9 - 12.
A subtle change could have major consequences.
On the 2011 NAEP in both math and reading, eight-grade students in Louisiana's traditional public schools outscored their charter-school counterparts by between two and three standard deviations.
This intentional marketing of RSD as an "improving" product reveals the priority to promote an image rather than truth. It's all part of the sale, part of the effort to manipulate the actions of prospective RSD buyers.
The Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) does not have a 2015 contract with official Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test vendor, Pearson.
Louisiana Superintendent John White has just been made chair of Jeb Bush's privatizing-reform superintendent's club, Chiefs for Change. Now, that reads really fancy, until one notices that Jeb's little club is, well, little.
To Georgia Lawmakers: Louisiana Scholarship Eligibility Isn't Happening for State-run New Orleans Recovery School District (RSD) Graduates
RSD schools need to be comprehensively and regularly audited, and that audit must reconciling state-level testing and graduation data with data from outside agencies such as ACT. Otherwise, the state can just produce whatever it wants by way of high-stakes data and slap an official label on it unchecked.
The RSD Class of 2014 was in third grade when Katrina hit. The state has been in charge of their education since then, and this is what they have to show for their test-score-driven, charter-friendly, Teach-for-America-friendly, so-called "education." Nothing remotely touching "college ready." A sham.
RSD student test results can no longer be dismissed as the residue of pre-Katrina education disappointment. That RSD new car smell is gone, John White.
Louisiana State Superintendent John White insists that Louisiana students in grades 3 through 8 will take the Partnership for Assessment of College and Careers (PARCC) assessments in the spring of 2015.
It is perhaps not surprising, in an election season when so many of those who attempted to impose these changes stand to lose their jobs that Duncan and others would feign a change of heart. If you listen carefully, it is not really a change at all.