Paul Pastorek

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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 Mar. 22, 2017
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When the Only Real Choice Is Private: My Unlikely Attraction to School Vouchers

I felt that the free education my daughter was getting was just too expensive. I needed to find a school that would start filling her academic gaps while also providing culturally responsive pedagogy.…

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Posted Mar. 22, 2017
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Public Dollars Should Pay for Public Schools: That’s Why I Support High-Quality Charter Schools and Not Vouchers

We live in a free country and a parent should have the right to opt out of the public school system. But that parent does not have a right to take with them a proportional share of public education dollars any more than a pacifist can extract his share of defense spending. …

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Posted Mar. 21, 2017
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You Want Parents? This Is What It’s Going to Take to Empower Them in the Fight for Better Schools

Parent organizing ain’t easy. Many organizations have tried to organize parents and communities and have failed. We end up yelling at parents, “Parent involvement is…

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