Mike Deshotels is one of Louisiana’s tireless bloggers who demand old-fashioned things like honesty and integrity.

In this post, Mike says that the Oprah show on Steve Barr’s takeover of a New Orleans high school inadvertently reveals charter secrets of success.

Barr no longer runs Green Dot. He had some financial issues a few years back. Needless to say, Barr is not an educator. He is part of that new breed called edu-entrepreneur.

If one believes that test scores and graduation rates–no matter how they are obtained–are all that matters, then Barr has some strategies that work, but not so much for the students.