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LAST POST1!!! for My Fishing Adventure on The East Coast

My Fishing Adventures of the East Coast

Well the last day of my fishing adventure for 2015 on the East coast has come to an end. 1,486 more words

Bay Of Quinte

Colorado's Voucher Issue

Today the New York Times ran a front-cover story about Colorado’s state Supreme Court’s refusal to allow vouchers to fund religious schools. This might lead you to wonder, “Why is this happening? 244 more words

Changes In Schooling & Reforms

When Offered the "Choice," Who Enrolls in a "Failing School"?

On June 27, 2015, I posted a piece entitled, 37 Percent of New Orleans Students Attended Excelling Schools in 2014, in which I take the news byte of the dramatic, “67-to-7-percent” drop in “failing schools” in New Orleans and flip it to produce three more modest news bytes regarding the number of students in “excelling schools.” My goal was to confront the potential assumption that “not a failing school” and “excelling school” are one and the same– and to communicate as much in the corporate-reform-preferred delivery of a marketing-friendly news byte. 1,082 more words

High-stakes Testing

37 Percent of New Orleans Students Attended Excelling Schools in 2014

On Friday, June 19, 2015, I attended the Education Research Alliance (ERA) of New Orleans conference, entitled, The Urban Education Future? Lessons from New Orleans 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina.  1,026 more words


June 27, 2015

The last few days have been good, but today was great.  The annual trip for the Reimer boys always brings a lot of fish to the boat, and today was no exception.   44 more words