Mercedes Schneider: How Louisiana Superintendent John White Ran Out of a Contract and Falsely Credentialed Himself

Mercedes Schneider, who teaches high school in a Louisiana public schools, points out in this post that State Superintendent John White’s contract expired, so he is now a month-to-month employee.

He can’t get a contract without eight of the state board’s 11 votes, and he only has seven. White, who comes from TFA and Joel Klein’s administration as chancellor in NYC, was appointed during the reign of far-right Bobby Jindal. Now there is a new governor, John Bel Edwards, but Jindal’s appointees still control the state board.

John White managed to give himself credentials as an educational leader just last year, when the new board came in.

He gave himself three education credentials, although he actually lacks the teaching experience necessary for the third one. Schneider guesses he is preparing himself for his inevitable exit and giving himself the credentials to be a district superintendent.

from novemoore


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