Category PARCC

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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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 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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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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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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