I have never seen this group stand for the children who have been pushed out of charter of schools in New Orleans. They certainly didn’t come support the parents of Lagniappe Academy when they were unfairly punished after charter school leaders messed over special education students. It seems to me that all they stand for is deceit and putting people into school board races who aim to privatize public education.
I did not realize just how corrupt and connected the organization known as “Stand For Children Louisiana” was until I looked into some of their finances and their background. I decided to do this after being told about this slanderous commercial attacking BESE member Carolyn Hill, on BESE member elect Jada Lewis’ behalf. In case you didn’t see it, here it is:
This is actually a campaign commercial (it’s hard to tell with all the flashing lights and rolling news feeds so I recorded it so you can pause the screen.) This aired on a local channel, WBRZ. You will note the call letters of the faux news broadcast are WBRD, so to a casual viewer it looks legit. “Stand” even used the local background drop of our bridge across the Mississippi that our local news uses. This commercial aired in the last week of the election and was…
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