Tag Archives: Education reform

Want to save Louisiana schools? Then let’s do something about poverty

By Robert Mann If there is anything that threatens Louisiana’s future more than the pitiful state of its education system, it’s our unwillingness to talk honestly about what ails our schools and their students. Put another way, little will change … Continue reading

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Too bad Bobby Jindal didn’t try to close Highland Coffees

By Robert Mann Remember the widespread outrage on the LSU campus several years ago when Gov. Bobby Jindal and state legislators were slashing state funding to the school? Recall the raucous protests that erupted on college campuses across the state, … Continue reading

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A dupe or a liar? Jindal’s frivolous federal Common Core lawsuit

By Robert Mann If there was ever a politically motivated, frivolous lawsuit, it would be the thinly veiled campaign document that Gov. Bobby Jindal filed in federal court on Wednesday, alleging that the federal government coerced states like Louisiana to participate in … Continue reading

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Rick Perry’s ‘crimes’ pale in comparison to Bobby Jindal’s

By Robert Mann Some liberals have celebrated the recent indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry on charges of abuse of power. I’m not among them. His opponents couldn’t beat Perry at the polls, and they seem eager to derail his … Continue reading

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Bobby Jindal and David Vitter are both hypocritical on Common Core

By Robert Mann When I listen to Gov. Bobby Jindal and Sen. David Vitter fight over Louisiana’s participation in Common Core, it sounds like the dispute of a dysfunctional family, in which the parents are oblivious to how their brawl hurts the … 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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Education reform? Or “reign of error”?

By Robert Mann Like so many business leaders, the Indiana ice cream executive was sure he knew what ailed his state’s education system. Schools weren’t being run like corporations.  “If I ran my business the way you people operate your … Continue reading

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