Paul Pastorek

Paul Pastorek

Board of Directors

Education Consultant

United States

Paul Pastorek is a longtime Louisiana education leader who helped build one of the most rigorous and progressive state accountability systems in the country as state education chief and president of the State Board of Education. A graduate of Loyola University in New Orleans, Mr. Pastorek holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and a law degree. He and his wife Kathy have three children and one grandchild.

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Posted Sep. 10, 2014
Paul Pastorek

Smarter, Not More Testing

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recently showed he is listening to concerns from parents, teachers and school leaders about…

By Paul Pastorek

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Posted July 21, 2017

Parents, Educators and Community Members Speak Out Against the NAACP’s Charter Moratorium

“All over the country, dedicated educators of color are leading charter schools that cultivate the minds of children too-often locked out of success in traditional public schools.”…

By Michael Vaughn

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Posted July 20, 2017

Without the Office for Civil Rights, My High School Would Have Continued to Discriminate Against Students Like Me

You may have seen the news. On July 11, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos responded to a letter written by Senator Patty Murray, which questioned the…

By Elijah Armstrong

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Posted July 20, 2017

Thought Charter and District Schools Couldn’t Work Together? Newark Has Found a Way

It’s often noted that the original vision for charter schools, championed by legendary teachers’ union leader Al Shanker and others, was that they’d be “laboratories…

By Charles Sahm

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