In January 2012, John White became Louisiana state superintendent. He did not need any certification for the position. All that he needed was at least 8 votes from the 11-member state board (BESE), which he received from a purchased state board.
In January 2016, White needed another 8 votes to renew his contract. The 2015 BESE board elections were again purchased; however, White did not come up with the necessary 8 votes to renew his contract.
As of this writing, BESE has not addressed White’s contract.
Even so, in December 2015, White began to take action to acquire ed leadership credentials that would allow him to become a credentialed administrator in Louisiana’s schools.
The Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) has three credentials for ed leadership. The first two (EDL1 and EDL2) require three years of teaching experience in an area of certification and allow the bearer to…
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