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Thanks to Bobby Jindal, we know how disastrous Trump’s education policies could be

By Robert Mann Let’s be grateful for former Gov. Bobby Jindal. He was a failure, but at least one of his failures gave us an inkling of how disastrous President-elect Donald Trump’s national education policies could be. In nominating billionaire … Continue reading

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Big Easy, Little Choice: Is New Orleans-style school choice a model or a cautionary tale?

By Ashana Bigard When I talk about “choice” in New Orleans I use quotations with both fingers and I wink, too. Supposedly we have what’s called a “choice model for excellent education,” but the reality is that the overwhelming majority … Continue reading

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John White’s con game

An excellent post from Mercedes Schneider’s EduBlog: Former-TFAer and Broad-trained Louisiana “Superintendent” John White must broadcast something data-ish to demonstrate that He Is Right and Reforms Are Working. Mind you, his reforms are not working; they are a repeatedly demonstrated con perpetrated on Louisiana’s … Continue reading

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Louisiana is walling off schoolchildren from each other

By Robert Mann "Something there is that doesn't love a wall, that wants it down," Robert Frost wrote in his poem "Mending Wall." Indeed, we humans struggle against our urge to erect walls, even as we retreat behind them. The … Continue reading

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A summary of Louisiana political news you might have missed

Is the Louisiana Department of Education just another political operation? Emails obtained by journalist and blogger Tom Aswell at Louisiana Voice suggest that Gov. Bobby Jindal and state Education chief John White have turned the Department of Education into a … Continue reading

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Bobby Jindal’s fictional education “reforms”

By Robert Mann When it comes to writing fiction, Gov. Bobby Jindal is quite talented. Actually, it’s a pretty good bet that Jindal didn’t really write the op-ed under his name in today’s Monroe News-Star. There are too many grammatical … Continue reading

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