Michael Deshotels

About Michael Deshotels

Michael Deshotels is a retired Louisiana educator who taught science at the secondary level. He also served in various positions with the Louisiana Association of Educators culminating in the position of Executive Director prior to his retirement. More recently Michael Deshotels has done research on the dropout problem in Louisiana and as a result helped to draft and pass legislation providing for a career diploma designed primarily for non-college bound students. With Louisiana Educator Michael attempts to inform educators, parents and school board members on the current issues in education from the point of view of an experienced educator.

New RSD Propaganda Machine Whitewashes Dismal Performance

By Michael Deshotels | Originally Published at Louisiana Educator. August 9, 2015 | Photographic Credit; Students at Lake Area New Tech, New Orlean The latest Recovery District propaganda machine is called the Research Alliance for New Orleans. It was founded by Tulane University professor of economics, Douglas [...]

New RSD Propaganda Machine Whitewashes Dismal Performance2016-11-29T17:37:06-05:00

New Orleans RSD Compared to Traditional Schools

By Michael Deshotels | Originally Published at Lousiana Educator. May 21, 2015 The national news media has been reporting for several years now that the "portfolio" of charter schools created to run the state takeover schools in New Orleans have produced an amazing turnaround of those schools [...]

New Orleans RSD Compared to Traditional Schools2016-11-29T17:37:13-05:00

A Modern Rainmaker for Charter Schemes

As you read this missive please keep in mind that there is never one single rainmaker. A rainmaker is reflective of a philosophy. He, she, or we work to create policy. This "truth" is not confined within a city, or a state; nor is it restricted within [...]

A Modern Rainmaker for Charter Schemes2016-11-29T17:37:16-05:00