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When it Comes to New Orleans Schools, Who is Making the Choices?

By J Celeste Lay | Originally Published at The Conversation August 25, 2015 5.55AM EDT | Photographic Credit; The New Orleans Recovery School District got rid of its last traditional public schools in May 2014. In this photo taken, April 7, 2010, Trenise Duvernay talks with Corey [...]

When it Comes to New Orleans Schools, Who is Making the Choices? 2016-11-29T17:37:06+00:00

“Reform” Makes Broken New Orleans Schools Worse: Race, Charters, Testing and The Real Story of Education After Katrina

An all-charter-school system was heralded as the future for urban schools. The future is filled with flaws By Jennifer C. Berkshire | Originally Published at Salon. August 3, 2015 5:57 AM | NEW ORLEANS - AUGUST 20: Kindergartners line up on their first day of school at [...]

“Reform” Makes Broken New Orleans Schools Worse: Race, Charters, Testing and The Real Story of Education After Katrina 2016-11-29T17:37:06+00:00

Lessons To Be Learned From New Orleans Style Education Reform

By Jeff Bryant | Originally Published at Education Opportunity Network. June 25, 2015 at 1:30 PM | Photographic Credit; NPR New Orleans is home to the nation’s first all-charter district. As the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, you can count on seeing a lot of glowing [...]

Lessons To Be Learned From New Orleans Style Education Reform 2016-11-29T17:37:11+00:00

In Higher Education Is Ending Racism Still a Civil Rights Issue?

By Michelle Asha Cooper | Originally Published at InsideHigherEd June 22, 2015 Racism exists in American society. This fact may be an inconvenient truth for some, but for millions of Americans it is an ever-present, inescapable aspect of their reality. And while racism -- or its persistent [...]

In Higher Education Is Ending Racism Still a Civil Rights Issue? 2016-11-29T17:37:11+00:00

The Tenth Anniversary of Katrina — An Ideal Time for a Congressional Hearing on the Use of Federal Funds?

By Willie M. Zanders, Sr. | Originally Published at New Orleans Public Schools Employees Justice. May 18, 2015 | Photographic Credit; Original Plaintiffs and Class Representatives / A Square Photo New Orleans Public School Employees Will Request a Congressional Hearing on the $750 Million Federal Fund to [...]

The Tenth Anniversary of Katrina — An Ideal Time for a Congressional Hearing on the Use of Federal Funds? 2016-11-29T17:37:13+00:00

New Report Exposes Holes in Louisiana’s Charter School Program and Millions in Taxpayer Dollars Wasted on a Broken System

By Karran Harper Royal and the Coalition for Community Schools | Originally Published at The New Orleans Tribune. May/June 2015 Edition A new eport recently released by the Coalition for Community Schools and the Center for Popular Democracy (CPD) finds that the drastic growth of overinvestment in [...]

New Report Exposes Holes in Louisiana’s Charter School Program and Millions in Taxpayer Dollars Wasted on a Broken System 2016-11-29T17:37:14+00:00

Accountability for Whom?

There is no doubt that cheating occurred in Atlanta Public Schools (APS), and that it was systemic, pervasive and involved dozens of educators across many schools. The fact that there was extreme pressure placed on educators to obtain higher test scores, and that unrealistic goals [...]

Accountability for Whom? 2016-11-29T17:37:15+00:00

From “Bad” Teachers to Teachers as Cheaters: The Burden of the Impossible

By >P. L. Thomas, Ed.D. | Originally Published at The Becoming Radical. April 3, 2015 | Illustration Credit; AngertAesthetics (Betsy L. Angert). The guilty verdict in the Atlanta cheating scandal seems to be a logical conclusion to the “bad” teacher myth confronted nearly five years ago by [...]

From “Bad” Teachers to Teachers as Cheaters: The Burden of the Impossible 2016-11-29T17:37:16+00:00

Opinion: New Orleans Takeover is a Model — of What Not to Do with Georgia Schools

Is the state takeover in New Orleans a workable model for Georgia? By J. Celeste Lay | Originally Published at The Atlanta Journal‑Constitution April 1, 2015 | Photographic Credit; Children move from class to class Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School in New Orleans' — The [...]

Opinion: New Orleans Takeover is a Model — of What Not to Do with Georgia Schools 2016-11-29T17:37:16+00:00