Posts Tagged ‘Recovery School District’

Freedom Drives Success in New Orleans Charter School Revolution

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.”

Student Based Budgeting Viewed as Logical Extension of Charter School Movement

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

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.

Debate Intensifies Over Alleged Profit Motive in Public Education

Debate Intensifies Over Alleged Profit Motive in Public Education

Are business interests plotting to take over the public education system and turn a profit at the expense of the public? That is the charge leading figures within the Coalition for Public Education have aimed against Gov. Bobby Jindal and the school board candidates who favor charter schools.

BESE Candidates Sharply Divided Over Letter Grade System Measuring School Performance

BESE Candidates Sharply Divided Over Letter Grade System Measuring School Performance

Letter grades that show a sizable percentage of Louisiana public schools are either failing or under-performing continue to generate controversy. A union-led coalition warns against Gov. Jindal’s privatization agenda, while a business group says the unions fear transparency and accountability.