Lessons from New Orleans’ charter school takeover

http://www.southernstudies.org/2015/08/proceed-with-caution-lessons-from-new-orleans-char.html

Ten years after the New Orleans school system fired all its teachers and instituted near universal charter schools in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, test scores and graduation rates are up — but the gains have come with downsides. As other states attempt to replicate its model, there’s much to learn from New Orleans. Image: “Significant Changes in the New Orleans Teacher Workforce” by the Education Research Alliance.) ” itemprop=”image” src=”http://www.southernstudies.org/sites/default/files/images/race_teachers_nola.png?1440695823” /> After the firing of all public school teachers and the charter school takeover in post-Katrina New Orleans, schools have hired far more white teachers even as students remain predominantly black. (Chart from “Significant Changes in the New Orleans Teacher Workforce” by the Education Research Alliance.) Appreciate this post? Please donate & share below. Donate » Tweet » Share » Email » Reddit » Image Caption: <p>After the firing of all public school teachers and the charter school takeover in post-Katrina New Orleans, schools have hired far more white teachers even as students remain predominantly black. (Chart from <a href=”http://educationresearchalliancenola.org/publications/significant-changes-in-the-new-orleans-teacher-workforce“>”Significant Changes in the New Orleans Teacher Workforce”</a> by the Education Research Alliance.)</p> read more

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