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Opt-out movement falls flat in Louisiana


It’s not easy to cut through the noise. Over the last few months, many people including our own governor tried to force our parents and students to ‘opt out’ of a test that will simply allow educators and parents to see how their children are doing in the classroom.   

The opt-out movement has fallen flat as 99% of Louisiana students ‘Opted In’ to PARCC.

99 percent of Louisiana students take Common Core tests


About 99 percent of Louisiana's eligible public school students took Common Core-aligned tests Monday (March 16).

On the second day of Common Core testing, Louisiana public schools reported a small increase in the number of students boycotting.

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Parent Update on NOLA Superintendent Search

For more than two years, the members of the Orleans Parish School Board have fought, yelled, and wasted time looking for a qualified superintendent to lead the school system forward. For too long we let them get away with it.

Two years is too long to wait


For more than two years, members of the Orleans Parish School Board have pondered who they will hire as the leader of our school system.

If you think two years is just too long, take the time to let the board know how you feel.

NOLA Parents Are Picking up Steam


While the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) slowly continues its two-year search for a qualified superintendent, parents with Stand for Children are moving their own search along—as promised.

Take a look as parent leader Dorma Marchand provides an update on everything that’s been done by parents to find a qualified superintendent—in just ONE week.

Parents are taking action on NOLA Superintendent Search


"Words may show a man’s wit, but actions his meaning.” —Benjamin Franklin

At Stand for Children Louisiana, our actions match our words. When Orleans Parish parents stood up at August’s Orleans Parish School Board meeting and told the board that they would be hiring their own recruiter to bring forward quality superintendent candidates for students in Orleans Parish, they weren’t joking!

This video update proves that our parents’ actions will always match their words!

Our Statement


JULY 1, 2014We are here today as business leaders, teachers, civic leaders and parents to urge BESE to move forward with whatever actions are necessary to bring legal clarity to the issue of who has ultimate authority over academic standards and student testing.

Tell Governor Jindal to leave Common Core alone


He's about to do it. Governor Bobby Jindal is about to remove Common Core and PARCC from Louisiana against your wishes and then head to Iowa on Friday to brag about it.

Will you share this graphic on Facebook urging Governor Jindal to leave Common Core and PARCC alone?

We've delivered 6,000 petition signatures to him from parents and Louisianans across our state, but he continues to pretend that parents don't support Common Core and PARCC.

Tell Governor Jindal to leave Common Core alone.

Day of Civil Rights Trip


On June 25th, 175 New Orleans boys and girls, ages 11-16 (and 15-25 adult chaperones), will board buses to Birmingham where they will visit a number of important sites. The first stop is historic Rickwood Field, the oldest stadium in the country, where they will tour, have lunch and watch part of the once-a-year Rickwood Classic baseball game. Historic Rickwood Field (of the old Southern Association/League) was the former home of both the Birmingham Black Barons and the Birmingham White Barons, and the youth will learn how segregation impacted "America's Pastime".

What being a teacher means


I’m really lucky to have had many teachers who helped prepare me for the challenges of life by teaching me more than what was in the books. I learned compassion, dedication, and a strong work ethic from my teachers. Teachers work long hours to create the learning environments that help their students succeed.