Friday, December 18, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Rolfe McCollister writing in Wednesday’s Oct 21st LA Business Report.com (Accountability, Competition Work in LA), praises the current accountability system in Louisiana, Charter Schools, the federally funded Education Trust, and Paul Pastorek.
In a politically charged article, McCollister praises all things charter and the RSD completely ignoring the lack of success in the RSD compared with other systems in the state. Rather than focusing on results, McCollister provides a marketing piece sophisticated as any used car salesman would do when trying to get you to buy a clunker.
Perhaps his most egregious statement of all was his cry for no more “Government Answers” This from an organization supporting the unconscionable incompetence, greed and bailouts currently found on Wall Street while historically fighting support and resources for public schools.
We are in serious trouble if we ever let Wall Street or the Baton Rouge Business Community run the schools!
LAE Director of Instructional Advocacy
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Mr. Roemer, a member of BESE, stated at a Louisiana Charter School Association meeting "Charter schools are now a threat to a jobs program called public education." The quote appeared in the Baton Rouge Advocate on Saturday, September 12, 2009. According to Joyce Haynes, President of Louisiana Association of Educators, Roemer's comment is an extreme insult to hardworking professionals that work in our public schools. His implication is that we as education professionals just "collect our paychecks" and do not put forth a full and complete effort toward our jobs.
Lori Gordon, LAE member, responed to Chas Roemer's comment (9-17-09):
I read your remarks in The Advocate regarding public schools. I'll have you know that it is an insult to me and the PUBLIC SCHOOL teachers of Livingston Parish, who by the way have a BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL in the parish (French Settlement Elem.), and we don't like it. If you are so gung-ho about charter schools, perhaps you should resign from BESE and go work for your sister. In my eyes, you are a traitor to the very people who elected you to represent public education. Shame on you, Mr. Roemer!
Special Education Teacher
Livingston Parish Public School System