The Supes Who Cried Wolf

Peter Cook of writes about last weeks Superintendent Advisory Council  meeting being more of a soap opera than an actual meeting. For three hours several district leaders used this time to attack State Superintendent John White over his plan to comply with the Every Student Succeeds Act.

Things even got nasty when St. James Parish Schools head Ed Cancienne accused White of disregarding input from district leaders and manipulating them to achieve his policy goals, saying: “I know you have done a good job of dividing and conquering superintendents in this state.” It’s an ironic statement coming from Cancienne, whose imperious attitude and penchant for dirty tricks has landed him in hot water on several occasions. In any case, Cancienne never offered a coherent rational for why the ESSA plan should be delayed, much like the other critics who were making a fuss at the meeting.

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