Monthly Archives September 2015

David Vitter: A Rose By Any Other Name…

David_Vitter-112th_congress-Well, in this case, doesn’t smell sweet, at all. That’s a line from Shakespeare, by the way. I learned that in a high school English literature class in a public school system that I am very proud of. Which kind of takes me to my point.

Since the 2011 election cycle, Common Core State Standards (CCSS) has bec...

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BESE Candidates Financial Standings 30 days prior to election.

BESEThursday, September 24th, was the deadline for all candidates to file their finances 30 days prior to the primary election which will be held on October 24th...

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Calcasieu: Three Doctors and a Karl

Karl-Bruchhaus_w300Now, we know that it seems like the focus of Block The Agenda is honed in on Calcasieu Parish. We want to reiterate that our mission is to educate ALL of the citizens of Louisiana on the issues of education reform and expose it, wherever possible...

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Former Director of Race To The Top spells out coercion plan.

RacetoTop2012The information in the following essay is so jaw dropping that I had to take a break and read it, again. In an attempt to brag on the complexity and cleverness of the Race To The Top program, former Director of RTTT, Joanne Weiss, details how the program came to be...

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A modest proposal to prove, or disprove the charter school claims.

failing-schoolsIn a recent conversation with an elected official who represents a demographic that has a high poverty rate and large percentage of “at risk” students and was seen photo-oping with an education reform candidate seeking re-election, we posed the following question...

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Curious Calcasieu Connections, Part 2…

So, here we are again, after we’ve had enough time to think about the things covered in the last post. If you think about it, nothing has been uncovered that is particularly unusual, although strange enough to make one curious and have some questions. Which we did.

We left off with the contributors to the Com...

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Curious Connections in Calcasieu, Part 1

cpsb-pencil_w300     If you have been following the Block The Agenda posts, then you know that it is our intention to raise the general public’s awareness regarding the highly financed efforts to reform education in Louisiana. We welcome guest writers regarding these issues as long as the content can be easily verified...

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Calcasieu Parish openly defies policy set by school board

77369_ASCD_Panel1_FINAL     Ask anyone with elementary age children what is the hot topic among parents, educators and the community. In most cases, you will find the answer to be Common Core. In Calcasieu parish, this is especially true. During the 2014-2015 school year, Calcasieu led the way in the fight against Common Core...

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