Category BESE

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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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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