John White Uses His
I found SuperintendentWhite's "Welcome Back a To School" post offensive so I told him this:
You need to stop using LDE as your bully pulpit. In your desperation to justify your failed attempts to promote national standards as one of Jeb Bush's Chiefs for Change and to barker your PARCC test for Pearson, you are abandoning professionalism. If you insist on having your day in court you will succeed only in further squandering taxpayer money that should be used in the classroom. You disparage at being "personally attacked" but you persist in what appears to be your own extraordinarily determined effort to implement an initiative that has huge national opposition.
As you know, since the last school year ended, there have been a number of attempts to slow progress in Louisiana, and to stop the implementation of higher expectations and the assessments that measure our progress when compared with states around the country. These issues are now in the courts, and in the weeks to come, there will surely be more discussion of these issues in the media.You do not deserve this, and your kids do not deserve this.
Our 2004 revised Louisiana State Standards and GLEs were focused on "higher standards" and "rigor" and preparing students for the workplace....... Read Cecil Picard's letter here. http://www.doe.state.la.us/lde/uploads/2909.pdf
Our standards were NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED by, for example, The Fordham Institute and Edweek's Quality Counts. The distorted use of that terminology to mean Common Core exclusively is dishonest.
What does "Nationally Recognized Standards" mean? Well here is one of hundreds of Geaux Teacher!: John White Uses His Bully Pulpit: