Monthly Archives October 2015

NAEP data is more reliable than PARCC or SBAC

TruthThere has been a lot of buzz the last few days about the release of the release of the Nation’s Report Card. Each year, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) collects a random sample of students for testing that represents, not only each state, but also, demographic subsets within each state...

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Stand For Children’s Despicable Actions

It has become commonplace, and expected, that campaigns can get pretty dirty. In order to help candidates maintain a squeaky clean appearance, special interest groups often form heavily fund political action committees (aka PAC) to either support, or oppose candidates...

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BESE: The Elitist Mentality

This morning, Thursday October 22, Lane Grigsby of Baton Rouge, and his billionaire buddies, Michael Bloomberg and Eli Broad, began running their negative campaign ads...

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Ed Reform: A Journey from Opponent to Cheerleader

It has been attempted by many, but there really is no way to clearly illustrate what is the actual end result that education reformers desire. Ed reform is many things to many people...

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BESE Election: We Demand Full Disclosure From Holly Boffy

LA_Boffy_whAs you might expect, with the October 24th elections right around the corner, we here at BTA have been pounding the pavement looking into the personal and campaign financial disclosures of candidates who we know to be vehicles for the education reform agenda...

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Legislators hold John White’s feet to the fire.

In the 2015 legislative session, members of both the Senate and House Education Committees worked tirelessly into the wee hours of the night with Superintendent John White to reach a compromise on the Common Core Academic Standards...

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Ed Reform: The Data Doesn’t Lie

image001 (1)Anyone who has spent any time in the fight against education reform knows that  its tenets are that poverty is a poor excuse for low test scores, that every student can learn, and that teachers must be held accountable by evaluating and compensating them based on the results of student tests...

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BESE: How To Buy An Election

haha2With the October 24th election day approaching fast, we thought it would be a good idea to take some time to expose some of the “behind the scenes’ action that has been taking place in regards to what is probably the most important election on the ballot...

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Calcasieu: Don’t miss the point.

broadauthorityThe quote shown on the left was made by State Superintendent of Education, John White, at a conference in Washington, DC that was attended by 300+ education reformers. The entire speech is available here...

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Calcasieu: Continued Placement of Unqualified People.

3f65e4dYou may recall the blog we posted a few weeks ago titled Three Doctors and a Karl, regarding the selection of an unqualified superintendent. Well, it appears as though disregard for required qualifications has trickled down the line.

It was brought to our attention that an employee of the Calcasieu Parish Sch...

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