PE + CO – Thoughts on Education, Politics & Life in New Orleans

A Failing Grade For Takeover District Critics

Check Your Privilege

The Problem With Independent Authorizers


“I’ve wondered aloud often about what kind of Manchurian groupthink happens in higher education, particularly for students of education, that produces such a marvelously uniform legion of meat puppets seemly incapable of original thought, desperately vacant of an independent vocabulary to explain life.” – Citizen Stewart (1/5/16)

Chris Stewart

Education Activist

“I’m not looking for a Presidential candidate who is a quality-blind charter cheerleader. I am looking for one who focuses on what works for kids and who is willing to speak truth to power. Unfortunately, that is where Clinton’s comments were, to say the least, highly disappointing and seemed to reinforce fears about how her endorsements from both major teachers unions would affect her K-12 platform.” – Ed Reform Now (11/6/15)

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Charles Barone

Director of Policy, DFER

“After Tennessee made historic gains on the National Assessment of Educational Progress in 2013, I expected the union to say, ‘That’s right — our teachers drove those gains. Now pay us!’ Instead, bizarrely, the union claimed that the force behind the test gains was a 90-second motivational video featuring the Tennessee Titans’ backup quarterback and the state’s First Lady. I am not making this up, as incredible as it seems.” – The 74 (10/12/15)

Kevin Huffman

Fmr. TN Commissioner of Education