1. BESE Committee ot the Whole Meeting 11.12.14


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    This video is the first two hours of the BESE meeting at Landry Walker High School on the West Bank of New Orleans, on November 12, 2014. The local school board, OPSB and John McDonogh steering committee have been working for months to make their case for the return of John McDonogh high school to the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) local governance. It appears that the BESE Pro charter members never planned to return John McDonogh. This video clearly shows that most of the state board of education members have a vested interested in allowing outside charter companies to control and profit from operating our public schools. For years the New Orleans communities have made it very clear that they feel excluded from the decision making process that determines their children's future. They are requesting that their school be returned to local control but the BESE board continues to ignore them. Nine years after the state takeover by the Recovery School District, 100% of the RSD schools are run by charter companies or have been closed.

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    • Roll Call


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      Orleans Parish School Board members vote whether or not to accept to take John McDonogh High School back under local control. One board member is conspicuously absent when the board president calls the vote.

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      • Young Activist Tells Off Orleans Parish School Board


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        Community activist in New Orleans challenges OPSB for selling off public school buildings to charter operators against community's wishes.

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        • A Perfect Storm: The Takeover of New Orleans Public Schools Part One 17 Days in November


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          A Perfect Storm: The Takeover of New Orleans Public Schools is the first in series of short videos, that reveals the real story behind the creation of the nation's first all charter school district. These videos are made possible with the support of the The Schott Foundation and The New Orleans Education Equity Roundtable. They are produced in partnership with Bayou and Me Productions. For the past seven years, state education officials and corporate school reformers have touted the dramatic turnaround of New Orleans public schools. National media outlets have published numerous articles and TV news stories of the miracle in New Orleans citing unprecedented academic achievement where parents finally had School Choice. This first Perfect Storm video focuses on the illegal takeover and the academic failure of The Recover School District. The film features interviews with leaders in the New Orleans education community who were faced with the daunting task of reopening schools immediately following Hurricane Katrina. Credits Directed by Phoebe Ferguson Dr. Raynard Sanders Produced by Phoebe Ferguson Dr. Raynard Sanders Cinematography by Phoebe Ferguson Tobias Arturi Lily Keber Editor Tobias Arturi Graphic Designers Noël Anderson Tobias Arturi Production Assistants Kelsey Noble Kendrick Royal Transcripts Elizabeth Jeffers Researchers Charles Hatfield Barbara Ferguson Karran Harper Royal Kari Harden Adrienne Dixon Kristen Buras Raynard Sanders Interviews In order of appearance Louella Givens Rev. Torin Sanders Dr. Barbara Ferguson Karran Harper Royal

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          • La State Superintendent, John White changes standards formula (SPS) to show improving schools in NOLA


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            La State Superintendent, John White changed the standards formula (SPS) giving parents the idea that their children aren’t in failing schools, but It’s just a numbers game. That’s right, with the stroke of a pen, LDOE has transformed failing schools into successful schools. This PSA explains how changing the formula does not create successful schools and what you can do to fight fake reforms. ©New Orleans Education Equity Roundtable 2013

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            • Dr. Oscar Barbarin on Health Issues with Chris Sylvain discusses the achievement gap


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              Dr. Barbarin discusses the achievement gap and the New Orleans school system on Health Issues with Chris Sylvain.

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              • Attorney Shakti Belway on Health Issues with Chris Sylvain


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                Attorney Shakti Belway discusses her report: Access Denied through the Southern Poverty Law Center that chronicles the abuse and neglect New Orleans Public School students face...

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                • Saving Phyllis Wheatly 2


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                  Phyllis Montana LeBlanc talks about why we must save Wheatly.

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                  • RSD Building Assignments Meeting 01/2011


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                    Paul Vallas seeks to charter all of New Orleans public schools, even though many communities object. This meeting at Greater Gentilly High School reflects the mood of parents and students who have been told that another school will be coming into their school without thier input and that they will be forced to become a charter school.

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