La. Schools Graded F for 4+ Years Mostly Serve Low-Income Students of Color

Grading schools is the most futile and worthless activity there is these days. It only identifies what we already knew, poor school perform below wealthier school. What a bad policy!

deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog

On November 06, 2019, Louisiana’s 2019 school and district grades were made public.

To herald the occasion, the Baton Rouge Advocate published an article entitled, “44% of Louisiana Public Schools Need Major Improvements; 45K Students Attend F-Rated Schools.”

This headline comes one week after Louisiana’s 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and ACT scores were released.

The results were not pretty and do nothing to support the argument that corporate-styled, test-dependent ed reform works and serve as a blatant indictment of the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) led since 2012 by Louisiana’s ed-reformer-in-chief, superintendent John White.

According to the “F-Rated Schools” Advocate article, White says, “This can and must change.”

According to LDOE’s outdated page on “school redesign,” one can read the following nebulous info on “struggling schools and ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act)”:


In 2017-2018, the first year under ESSA, 85 school systems submitted…

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