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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Jason France, Candidate BESE District 6

*This blog was originally posted on the Crazy Crawfish blog written by Jason France, candidate for BESE District 6. Please visit his blog to find out how much you don’t know about what is happening in education.

Jason FranceKathy Edmonston, my opponent in the District 6 BESE race, just released a poll that her politica...

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Letter to the Editor submitted by BESE member Lottie Beebe

Dr. Lottie BeebeAugust 25. 2015

Dear Editor:

A recent editorial in a locally distributed newspaper (“October ballot holds key races this fall for School Board seats,” August 22, 2015) notes that important decisions will be made in the October 24th election regarding the state’s school board, the Board of Elementary and Secon...

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BESE District 7: Don’t let the tyranny continue.

Warning! The following blog is long, but the information is critical to saving our educational system. Please do your best to read it through to the end.

beseFor those of you who don’t know what BESE is, or its purpose, I’ll try to explain it in layman’s terms without getting too bogged down in the details...

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Do Not Allow LABI Candidates To Win!

FlipBESEWe can’t avoid it. The October elections will be here before you know it. Any person who wishes to run for office in this election is required to qualify in September...

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The poster child of Ed Reform.

In August of 2012, CNBC interviewed David Brain, the head of a major investment trust about the seemingly new phenomena of parental interest in charter schools and investment portfolios related to charter schools...

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What really goes on behind closed doors?

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