State Education Website Shutdown – Jindal To Blame?
Call it bad timing, call it an unfortunate coincidence, call it a malicious and premeditated statement, what you call it will depend on how you feel about Governor Bobby Jindal and his current disagreement with the state's education department.
Keith Courville, Executive Director of the Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana says no matter how you view the downtime experienced by the education site, it's disappointing.
"If such action is intentional, then it is petty, vindictive, and immature. And if it was unintentional and that really shows people are paying attention to the nuts and bolts of what we need to be doing."
Courville's comments were reported by the Louisiana Radio Network.
State Superintendent of Education John White reportedly told a Baton Rouge newspaper the shutdown occurred because the Jindal administration refused to make a payment. This could lead to even more bad blood between White and Jindal in their ongoing and now very bitter feud over common core.
The service to the website was restored by the middle of the day yesterday and as of this morning it appeared to be functioning normally.