Common Core is another idea manufactured by a powerful group of wealthy individuals in this country whose mission is making public education a profitable private enterprise while controlling which students go to which schools………


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New Orleans School Justice Hotline

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June 12, 2013 · 12:50 am

The New Orleans Imperative Next Show – September 29, 2014



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The New Orleans Imperative Rebroadcast – September 22, 2014

On September 24, 2014 the The Southern Regional Asset Building Coalition (SRABC) will hold its national conference in New Orleans. The SRABC is a collaboration of state coalitions committed to creating, supporting and implementing the policies and programs needed to build and sustain economic security for low income families within the Southern region. The key component to closing the equity gap is education. The featured speaker for the conference is Dr. Michael Sherraden, Dr. Sherraden joined us this morning to discuss economic fragility.

Jason France joined us this morning to discuss one of his recent blogs Standardized Lying which outlines Louisiana’s declining test scores. His blog can be found here

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Untold Truths about the Corporate Education Reforms

A foremr Dean of Students at a charter school in New Orleans describes how the charter school he worked in as Colonizing Black Natives

It is very clear that the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) is determined to mislead the public on the lack of academic progress of the corporate reforms they have created (charter and voucher schools). This article from the Washington Post reveals how the LDOE violated the law to continue its failed educational practices. Corrupt government at its worst.

More evidence of the charter school/voucher shell game with the lowest state scores on the ACT coming for the state run schools in New Orleans.

More on Jindal and White giving away your tax dollars

Once again Louisiana leading the pack in keeping the public out of public education.

When will the Louisiana Department of Education be held accountable for following their own policy?

More on the No Excuse Schools (KIPP) that have more than questionable discipline practices……unbelievable.

Education journalist Kari Harden recent article in the Louisiana Weekly which describes the unethical if not illegal use of a $800,000 federal grant awarded to John McDonogh Charter High School from New Schools for New Orleans. Ms. Harden’s article revealed that most of these funds awarded to John McDonogh Charter High School was used for unusually high salaries to members of the school’s charter management company and the school’s principal while the school struggled to survive financially.

Buras- Response to NSNO Report

Last year Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu, co-chair of the Senate Public Charter School Caucus in Washington, DC, hosted a forum for education policymakers. The forum featured the New Schools for New Orleans report New Orleans-Style Education Reform: A Guide for Cities. This report was be hailed as a “national” model for turning around urban school districts.

Attached is a response to this report from the Urban South Grassroots Research Collective which includes education scholars and those affiliated with longstanding educational and cultural organizations in New Orleans.

The response essay points out the fundamental flaws in the New Schools for New Orleans report and reveals many of failures and challenges facing poor and minority students.

Broader Bolder Approach-Rhetoric Trumps Reality

Broader Bolder Approach to Education Study reports on the impacts of test-based teacher evaluations, school closures, and increased charter school access on student outcomes in New York, Chicago and Washington D.C.

NOPS Success Feb. 2013

There has been an extraordinary amount of  media coverage of the unfound success of the education reforms (charter schools) in New Orleans. The corporate reforms PR machine has also been successful at ignoring the traditional schools under the control of the locally elected school board.   After Hurricane Katrina and the state takeover of more than 100 schools,  Orleans Parish School Board was left with it best performing schools (many of which had admission requirements).  These schools reopened as charters and traditional run schools. The traditional run schools with admission requirements lowered standards accepted all students. Ignored and unnoticed these traditional schools has emerged as one of the most highly rated school district in the state.

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John Merrow’s new film, REBIRTH-New Orleans, Ignores the Facts!

At his New Orleans event, John Merrow admitted that he knew that New Orleans charter schools can have selective admission requirements, but chose not to reveal this in his film, “REBIRTH- New Orleans.i” The film cites the accomplishments of the New Orleans charter school movement, while neglecting to disclose that several New Orleans charter schools have selective admission and retention requirements, allowing the schools to educate only students who are not at-risk.

Research on Reforms, Dr. Barbara Ferguson

John Merrow Article

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Lipstick on a Pig

The hypocrisy – a snapshot in the well financed public relations spin touting the dramatic turnaround of public schools in Louisiana.

Lipstick On A Pig


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