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The Definition of Outrageous A Look At What Happens When OPSB Officials Don't Like Your Message

Today I received several emails from Vimeo that they had taken down a few of my video clips in response to notices they received that I violated their Community Guidelines. Around the same time, Danielle Dreilinger, education reporter at the Times-Picayune, tweeted the following about these videos: .@petercook's anti-OPSB video, which apparently is so outrageous…

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Louisiana Supreme Court Lays Post-Katrina Teacher Layoff Myths To Rest Ruling Sets The Record Straight On One Of The Most Controversial Events To Emerge From The Disaster

On Halloween, the Louisiana Supreme Court dismissed a class-action lawsuit arising from the layoffs of over 7,600 New Orleans teachers in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The 5-2 decision represented a “stunning, wholesale reversal” for the plaintiffs, who prevailed both at trial and before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal; those rulings had found the…

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Compass Is Keeping Schools Headed In The Right Direction Evaluation results again debunk fears, but point to need for increased rigor during Common Core transition

It’s been a tough couple weeks for our friends at the Louisiana Federation of Teachers (LFT). On October 15th, the Louisiana Supreme Court unanimously ruled that Act 1 is constitutional, overturning a lower court’s finding that the law violates the “single object requirement” of the Louisiana Constitution that prohibits the legislature from passing bills with…