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STATE ED BOSSES & THE TIMES WAKE-UP TO C.P.S.B. COLLAPSE

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  • Elliott Stonecipher
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  • Elliott Stonecipher

Friday, February 3, 2017 ….. 6:47 P.M.

Almost a year ago – on February 14, 2016 – I wrote, and RealShreveport.com published, my article entitled,

“The Undeclared State of Emergency in Caddo Public Schools.”

No article I have written about the abject failure of our public school system has targeted me for more criticism … derision.

I caught hell from every imaginable direction.

I was vilified, owing in no small part to how many people here score so much public money off our (corrupt) public education system.

The heaviest attacks centered on the following piece of my article, included with – as is always the case – research data to back it up:

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“OUR PLAGUE OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS

The new public school grades by LDOE (Louisiana Department of Education) are for school year 2014-2015, and grades for our 65 Caddo Schools were:

“A” … 5 schools
“B” … 8
“C” … 11
“D” … 23
“F” … 18

We must let this sink in: 24 passing schools and 41 failing schools … nearly two-of-three, 63%, failing.

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My article went on to detail how our failure rate here in Caddo is far, far, far higher than in other systems in Louisiana, including those with like student and population demographics.

Here is my year-ago article, published online, thanks to Will Broyles:

Now – finally – our state education officials seem to have awakened from their deep sleep. The Shreveport Times – at 1:53 P.M. today – published with this headline, their own article:

HALF OF CADDO STUDENTS ATTEND “D” OR “F” RANKED SCHOOLS … L. D. O. E. TO VISIT TUESDAY

For those who are able to access it, here is that article:

http://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/news/education/2017/02/03/half-caddos-students-attend-d-f-ranked-schools-ldoe-visit-tuesday/97394112/

I concluded my article a year ago as follows, and I stand by it ever more strongly each day:

“Sickeningly, these facts about their schools are suppressed, including by some in our local media.

Such ignorance of these facts – and silence about them – is unconscionable.”

© 2017 Elliott Stonecipher … ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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Elliott Stonecipher

Elliott is a freelance contributor to RealShreveport.com and any other locally interested publications. Importantly, Elliott has several first-hand experiences in almost every aspect of the best and worst in local politics of Louisiana, particularly Northwest Louisiana. For several years and at great personal risk, Elliott has worked as a watchdog in local politics by writing and exposing numerous subjects that every other media outlet has refused to touch.

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