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The Retracted Cowen Institute Report

Not gone and not forgotten thanks to deutsch29: PDF here [and below]. BTW, the Cowen Institute has been cooking its numbers from the beginning. And read Louisiana Educator’s post “Louisiana Recovery District: Still Failing” on the failures the report and the Cowen … Continue reading

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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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Ravitch + NO Schools

Thank you, Dr. Hill, for pointing me to this: Ravitch has another Bridging Differences blog post called “What I Learned in New Orleans.” Tidbits: In New Orleans, I spoke at Dillard University, an HBCU (or historically black college or university). … Continue reading

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Duh

Times-Pic Metro section page 1—“Cowen report endorses school reforms” [he online version tries to make it look less like an arranged marriage: Tulane University report praises. prods New Orleans educators] As if the Cowen Institute has or will do anything … Continue reading

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3/18: State of K-12 Education in NO by the Cowen Institute

I wonder if I qualify as part of the “Tulane community”? And why only Tulane? Are we non-Tulaners too dim for a briefing? If I go, will I be asked for ID? We’ll see. I hope to finish Ravitch’s book … 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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State of NO Schools

The Scott S. Cowen Institute for Public School Initiatives and stateofnolaschools.org have access to a survey about public education in the city. The next community meeting is Wednesday, March 21, 4 p,m, at City Hall. According to stateofnolaschools.org, the meeting … Continue reading

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