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[ 9 NCLB Atrocities ]
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  Atrocities  

Ed Trust Declares Louisiana a Belwether State in Accountability

Ohanian Comment: The jargon of obfuscation continues: Louisiana as belwether and "key plot point in the story of accountability."

We can hope that process in place is not a chilling euphemism for drill kill. The reporter chose not to investigate.

Another chilling phrase is something drastic.MORE]

— Erik W. Robelen
Education Week
Third Time No Charm for Some LA Students
July 17, 2003
http://www.edweek.org/ew/ewstory.cfm?slug=42louisiana.h22

  Commentaries  

A Teachable Moment
<br>When Tony Petite enrolled in elementary school in Denver in the fall of 2005, he quickly discovered that he was the only kid in fourth grade who didnât know how to write in cursive. In the four years he spent in the New Orleans public school system, no one ever taught him how. âIn my third-grade school,â he told... [MORE]


2008-08-16

  Research  

The Lost Children of Katrina
As you read this article about the tragedy that still confronts the children of Katrina, remember what Arne said: <br><blockquote> <br>'Let me be really honest. I think the best thing that happened to the education system in New Orleans was Hurricane Katrina. That education system was a disaster, and it took Hurricane Katrina t... [MORE]

Katy Reckdahl
2015-04-02


  Outrages  

See how Jefferson business activists plotted School Board takeover
... [MORE]

— Danielle Dreilinger
New Orleans Times Picayune
2016-01-13
http://www.nola.com/education/index.ssf/2016/01/jefferson_business_school_boar.html

  No Resisters' Letters Listed  
      NCLB Atrocities  

    New Orleans parents complain that charter schools are leaving most vulnerable students behind
    <br><span class="red"><b>Reader Comment:</b> <br><blockquote</b> <br>"The charters don't want anything to do with our children. They're sending them away," said Brenda Valteau. "We're losing our young people to the streets. It sounds like a conspiracy to me." <br>... [MORE]

    — Cindy Chang
    Times-Picayune
    2010-03-30
    http://www.nola.com/education/index.ssf/2010/03/new_orleans_parents_complain_t.html

      NCLB News  

    Here's What's Happening in Jefferson Parish, LA

    Ohanian Comment: Here's what happens when cliches pour forth, without pass through some crap detector:

    "Every child is treated the same," she said. "We like to treat them as individuals and want them all to improve."


    Schools moving to close gaps
    By Rob Nelson
    Times-Picayune<... [MORE]

    Times-Picayune
    Schools moving to close gaps
    http://www.nola.com/news/t-p/index.ssf?/base/news-1/107216252454160.xml

      NCLB In Your Face  

    Katrina: Observations from Baton Rouge
    ... [MORE]


      Special Needs News  

    Sleep Treatment Helps Teen Live Normal Life

    Kay's Comment: Is there a connection between sleep disorders and ADHD? This doctor thinks so. It's common sense to know that interrupted sleep or insufficient sleep makes it more difficult to pay attention and makes one irritable. Parents are encouraged to consider sleep disorders as a "root cause of ... [MORE]

    — Laurie Smith Anderson
    Advocate Staff Writer
    The Advocate
    2006-11-01
    http://www.2theadvocate.com/features/4533121.html?showAll=y&c=y

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