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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 [...]

“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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]