Tag Archives: Orleans Parish School Board

The Mixed Public Perceptions of The Experiment

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

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Crescent City Schools on Sale NOW!

A 2012 reprint is available, normally $25, now $20. Like this:Like Loading…

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New What for New Who?: Some More

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

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Another Bad Idea

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

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Answers Given

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

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What Happened

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

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Choice, Choice, Choice and Choice: 5

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

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Choice, Choice, Choice and Choice: 1

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

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Brilliance at the Top

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

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#*@*%^#*@*%^!!: Schools Edition: The Application

This is The Application: Not an all-in-one application but one form you can use to apply to “most” RSD, OPSB and various charter schools. Unless the school you want to apply to has a different idea about the form, process … Continue reading

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