Recovery School District
On the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) website, there is a curious link for “parent petition”: PARENT PETITION In
State-run New Orleans High School ACT Results: Nowhere Near What Is Necessary For Guaranteed, Four-Year-College Admission
In 2003, the Louisiana legislature created the state-run Recovery School District (RSD), which pre-Katrina was comprised
That noted, after hearing Fuller's interview with Berkshire regarding his assistance in helping native New Orleaneans form
On the 2011 NAEP in both math and reading, eight-grade students in Louisiana's traditional public schools outscored their charter-school counterparts by between two and three standard deviations.
Believers in the new way say it’s for the best: Graduation rates have ticked up. More kids are going to college. And achievement
This intentional marketing of RSD as an "improving" product reveals the priority to promote an image rather than truth. It's all part of the sale, part of the effort to manipulate the actions of prospective RSD buyers.
The RSD Class of 2014 was in third grade when Katrina hit. The state has been in charge of their education since then, and this is what they have to show for their test-score-driven, charter-friendly, Teach-for-America-friendly, so-called "education." Nothing remotely touching "college ready." A sham.
We have yet another example of the problems introduced by "charter churn": the changing of hands of equipment and the opening of fresh doors by which the security of student data might be breached.
To the districts nationwide that are watching the New Orleans Charter Circus with wide eyes, know that any reported New Orleans charter "miracle" patently contradicts its consistently unimpressive outcomes.
The purpose of vouchers is to enable students to escape "failing" schools. Ironic how the predominately-charter Recovery School District has the greatest concentration of such "failing" schools in the entire state of Louisiana.
Since the first law allowing for the establishment of charter schools in Minnesota passed in 1991, the number of charter
In composing this spreadsheet, I was able to capture some of the "charter churn" hidden pretty well from all but local public
The struggle to rebuild New Orleans -- and the debate about what kind of New Orleans that will be -- continues six years on, as the winds and rain of a once-mighty storm grow ever more distant, but never fully disappear.
"When you have states taking over schools, you don’t know what's going on at the school level when you're at the state capitol
The federal government will award $1.8 billion to New Orleans schools damaged by Hurricane Katrina, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu