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Freedom Drives Success in New Orleans Charter School Revolution
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Freedom Drives Success in New Orleans Charter School Revolution

Reforms made after the storm have transformed the New Orleans public education system, with the most notable of these changes dubbed the “charter school revolution.”

The Louisiana Teacher Union Paradox
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The Louisiana Teacher Union Paradox

Teacher union challenges to real education reform continue to exist, though often in ways that are not measurable or reportable. If you dig deeper, the unions’ power and influence, particularly at the local school district level, remain strong in this state, challenging education reform efforts at every step of the electoral, legislative and policy implementation processes.

Louisiana Voucher Applications Roll Forward Despite Union Lawsuits
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Louisiana Voucher Applications Roll Forward Despite Union Lawsuits

Thousands of school voucher applicants who want to exit unsafe, ineffective public schools made history on Friday. That was the deadline for eligible families to apply for scholarship funds that can be used to cover the cost of private school tuition.

Student Based Budgeting Viewed as Logical Extension of Charter School Movement
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Student Based Budgeting Viewed as Logical Extension of Charter School Movement

Strong performing charter schools in the Recovery School District (RSD) make a compelling case for even greater decentralization in Louisiana’s education system, according to the proponents of student based budgeting.

NY Times Lauds New Orleans Education Progres, Role Of Charters
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NY Times Lauds New Orleans Education Progres, Role Of Charters

The correlation between charters, which employ more flexible and student-tailored teaching methods, and progress is hard to ignore.