IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING: Paul Pastorek Will Bring a New Disaster to Puerto Rico

Apparently, the Department of Education in Puerto Rico did not get the memo. You know, the one that makes it clear that the so-called education reform that took place in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, the one led by Paul Pastorek, failed. They obviously don’t know or understand the harm...

OPSB to Update Public on First 100 Days of School Reunification

The Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) will hold a press conference at 11 a.m. Tuesday (Oct. 9) in the boardroom of the school district office at 3520 Gen. DeGaulle Drive in Algiers. The press conference has been billed as an opportunity to introduce new district leadership. Officials are also expected...

Orleans Parish School Board to Hold Informational Meetings on Closure of Mahalia Jackson Elementary

[contentblock id=1 img=gcb.png] From a press release The Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) will hold two informational meetings for families and community members to address the recommendation to close district-run Mahalia Jackson Elementary at the end of the next school year (2017-2018). The meetings will provide families and community members...

Public Education Was Dying Long Before Betsy DeVos’ Confirmation: Where Was Your Outrage Then?

[contentblock id=1 img=gcb.png] Betsy DeVos has been confirmed and sworn in as the 11th U.S. Secretary of Education and the blowback in the public education community and among many leaders elected and appointed across the nation and here at home in New Orleans is deafening. The criticisms are real. DeVos...