Category BESE

Remove Nancy Landry

Replace Nancy Landry

Dear Speaker Barras


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Aren’t We All Special?

IMG_3749Whether you are an educator, a parent, or a community member, most folks have heard of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), but probably don’t know what they are, or what they do. In summary, they are essentially special education laws...

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LDOE: Continuous Flow of White Lies

Here we are, December 18th, on the eve of a much needed holiday break for most of the school districts in Louisiana. For many districts, this also marks the mid-point of the academic year...

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CCSS: When A Compromise, Isn’t.

In the 2015 legislative session, a small group of legislators led by Rep. Brett Geymann were posturing a number of bills directed at removing Common Core and the PARCC assessment...

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BESE: Increased Dependence On Deceit To Win Elections

Let’s face it. The amount of mudslinging and deception that the public is willing to tolerate is more than a little concerning. Add to that, the voting public seems to be fine with electing the candidates who sling the most mud.

A major contributor to this growing problem is that, in general, a very small per...

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BESE 4: Tony Davis Spews Ed Reform Rhetoric

1294-tony-davisWhen Governor Jindal flipped to the anti-Common Core side, many people were thrilled that he had seen the light. Finally, we had a glimpse of hope that we would defeat Common Core and move on with our lives...

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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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