Tag Archives: Louisiana education reform

Jindal and Vitter: the stunt men of Louisiana politics

By Robert Mann Have you noticed the competition between Gov. Bobby Jindal and Sen. David Vitter? No, these two Republicans aren’t on the same ballot. But with all their silly stunts and phony outrage of late, they seem to competing … 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 ignoring the poverty that limits children’s success in school

By Robert Mann So, now Louisiana’s education accountability program will include 3- and 4-year-old children? As one wag on Twitter asked, what’s next, prenatal testing? This fall, state officials launch a pilot program at day care and childcare centers in 15 parishes … Continue reading

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When it comes to education “reforms,” isn’t it time to hold Jindal and White accountable?

By Robert Mann Would you pay $6,300 in tuition to send your child to a private school with uncertified teachers, insufficient computers and no proper classrooms, and at which the “teaching” occurred mostly by plopping students in front of televisions … Continue reading

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Some questions about Jindal’s big speech

By Robert Mann Gov. Bobby Jindal addresses the Louisiana Legislature Monday at noon and will, presumably, make a forceful pitch for his tax “reform” plan. In his five years as governor, Jindal has never been politically weaker. And he has … 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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Bad Teacher? Blaming teachers distracts from what really hurts our schools

By Robert Mann Whether we realize it or not, most of us view public policy questions through certain frames or narratives. For example, if you hate the very idea of taxes, it’s likely that the phrase “tax relief” resonates with … Continue reading

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