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VIDEO: 2011: When the Billionaires Bought BESE

October 9, 2015

The 28-minute video near the end of this post, 2011: When the Billionaires Bought BESE, was produced by Louisiana journalist Mike Stagg.

mike stagg  Mike Stagg

It is the edited-for-television version of his video research on the 2011 state board of education (BESE) elections in Louisiana– a BESE election in which an unprecedented amount of out-of-state cash flowed into Louisiana in order to advance a test-score-obsessed, corporate education reform agenda.

The video is set to air as follows:

LAFAYETTE
KLAF
Sunday 10/11: 10:30 am
Sunday 10/18: 10:30 am

KADN
Sunday 10/11 thru Friday 10/16: 6:30 am
Sunday 10/18: 6:30 am

NEW ORLEANS
WVUE
Saturday 10/10 5:30 AM
Sunday 10/11 5:30 AM
Saturday 10/17 5:30 AM
Sunday 10/18: 1:30 pm

LAKE CHARLES
NVHP
Sunday 10/11 11 am
Sunday 10/18 11 am

KVHP
Sunday 10/11 9:30 am
Thursday 10/15 6:30 am
Friday 10/16 6:30 am

ALEXANDRIA
KLAX
Saturday 10/10 10:30 pm
Sunday 10/11 12:30 pm
Saturday 10/17 6 am
Sunday 10/18 6 am

SHREVEPORT
KTBS
Sunday 10/11 4 pm
Sunday 10/18 1:30 pm

MONROE
KTVE NBC
Sunday 10/11 11:30 am

BATON ROUGE
WAFB
Saturday 10/10 1 pm

It’s 2015, and the out-of-state money continues to flow, with California billionaire Eli Broad donating $250,000, and Arkansas billionaires, Alice and Jim Walton, contributing $400,000.

The election is October 24, 2015, with early voting starting Saturday, October 10:

State and local officials want to remind residents that early voting will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday [October 10] until Oct. 17, with the exception of Sunday.

The billionaire buyout needs to end.

Time to FLIP BESE. (Click image to enlarge.)

FLIP BESE 3

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Schneider is a southern Louisiana native, career teacher, trained researcher, and author of the ed reform whistle blower, A Chronicle of Echoes: Who’s Who In the Implosion of American Public Education.

She also has a second book, Common Core Dilemma: Who Owns Our Schools?, published on June 12, 2015.

both books

Don’t care to buy from Amazon? Purchase my books from Powell’s City of Books instead.

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