New Orleans school district ends public schools, will now use only charter schools

Ian Huyett
The Libertarian Republic
29 May 2014

Nine years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans’s Recovery School District – created in 2003 to take over the administration of Louisiana’s lowest-performing schools – is undertaking groundbreaking educational reform. This week, it permanently closed down its five board-run public schools: from now on, all of its facilities will be charter schools.

Charter schools are publicly funded schools run like private institutions – that is, without the control of school boards.

New Orleans charter advocates say that area schools have been able to dramatically improve by empowering principles to fire underperforming teachers and to implement tailored policies like separating the sexes and mandating school uniforms…



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