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Tag Archives: Orleans Parish School Board
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
A 2012 reprint is available, normally $25, now $20.
Document 6: A roundup of some of NSNO’s highest-paid “independent contractors for professional services.” One question—I thought NSNO offered professional services for charter schools and their boards? And looking at the mission statement again, I’m not sure what funds where went to “[a]ttracting and preparing talent … Continue reading
Nonprofit founder will challenge incumbent in Orleans Parish School Board election, nola.com/Times-Pic, 8/9/12. Sarah Usdin, the founder of a nonprofit called New Schools for New Orleans, a group that has played a central role in opening and expanding charters, said … Continue reading
What is this wave of “school” “Reform” about? Is it about education? Improving teachers? Making functional, literate, thoughtful citizens? Safe, healthy buildings for our children? Are the main stakeholders parents, children, teachers? Oh, no, not at all—once again, the truth … Continue reading
HT: Dr. Lance Hill! A blast from the past that states the truth about school “reform” in Orleans parish [emphasis---in blue---added; comments in italics] ________________ October 25, 2005, Tuesday Charter schools urged for N.O. district; La. education chief cites system’s … Continue reading
Just like the whole issue, this series has been a throbbing ache that makes me feel gloomy about the world at large. But the paper tries to end the series on a high note, on a Look! The school “systems” … Continue reading
It’s not a surprise that there are stumbles along the new road of School Choice to our difficult and deceptively “improved” status quo. While the New Orleans community has successfully created an unprecedented number of school choices, scores of families … Continue reading
A new committee will look for ways the Recovery School District, the Orleans Parish School Board and the city’s network of charters can consolidate their services, work together to cut costs and plot out the education landscape of the future. … Continue reading