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Tag Archives: New Orleans public schools
For reasons already outlined ad nauseum, I admit defeat—I will not finish a complete bibliography of what I found, read, almost found, finally found, etc. about NOLA schools 2006-2011. It is nowhere near exhaustive or half-complete and should be combined … Continue reading
The full report is here [PDF] and not very long…. The first finding is pretty easy—even if you are dogmatically opposed to the privatization of public schools, if the choice is between a “failing” operator and a new one, you’d … Continue reading
Parental “choice” seems to be Louisiana’s major tool in reforming public education. Parents need adequate information in order to make informed choices. Even with this information, how does “choice” actually improve the quality of schools? Is it really school choice … Continue reading
A 2012 reprint is available, normally $25, now $20.
The only way the documents below make sense is if my [or our] suspicions are true—that this “education” “Reform” is more about the bottom line of interested businesses and individuals who get outsized salaries, compared to salaries before “Reform,” regardless … Continue reading
Why Do Some of America’s Wealthiest Individuals Have Fingers in Louisiana’s Education System? NationofChange.org. It’s still surprising that so few people find it strange that suddenly post-Floods folks who could’ve cared less about public education and especially public education in … Continue reading
Vanacore, A. (2012, Aug 24). L.B. Landry High School alumni taking state to court over merger plans. The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune. It’s a case that could provide the first test of a relatively new law that requires community input on … Continue reading
I thought for a while it was just another reality-bending dream. Pratt’s story and others illustrate a point that state officials are willing to concede: Progress aside, there is still no way to guarantee that every child in the city can … Continue reading
Part I. The point? Watch it not grow but slam into being. ______ State seeks $2.4 billion from U.S. to pay teachers: N.O. schools’ plans to be revealed today, (New Orleans) Times-Picayune. 9/14/05. Print. With about 25,700 Louisiana public school employees displaced by … Continue reading