Tag Archives: charter schools in New Orleans

NEW study released: Are charter schools more intensely segregated?

We are honored today to release a new study entitled Choice without inclusion?: Comparing the intensity of racial segregation in charters and public schools at the local, state and national levels that examines segregation in the entire universe of US public and charter schools. In its landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision in 1954 [1], the United States Supreme Court powerfully

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Ideology at work: The politics of school choice research

Ever wonder why a lion’s share of positive (non-peer reviewed) findings about school choice come from certain places? We take on that question in our new piece published in the 2nd edition of the Handbook of Research on School Choice. To conceptualize the politics of research on school choice, it is important to discuss the politics of market-based approaches within

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State Takeover Failure: Financial Mismanagement & Student Harm

Today the Center for Popular Democracy is releasing the report State Takeovers of Low-Performing Schools: A Record of Academic Failure, Financial Mismanagement & Student Harm. The report is an important compendium of information about hostile state takeovers of urban schools. The Center for Popular Democracy is, a high-impact national organization that builds organizing power to transform the local and state policy

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Discussing Charters, Teach For America, and more on @RickSmithShow

On the Rick Smith Show we discussed charters, privatization, New Orleans ed reform and more. Karran Harper Royal and Julian Vasquez Heilig joined Rick Smith to discuss our endangered public education system, the reach of the flawed “educational reform” movement in New Orleans and elsewhere, and ideas about how public schools can be improved and can be saved from privatization. Julian

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Flood of Lies: Education reform crescendo at #Katrina10

Has the flood of lies about education reform reached a crescendo 10 years post Katrina? The news media (and President Obama) has mostly spun a narrative of “improvement” and “real progress” post Katrina. However, there are several notable stories out this week that are providing counternarrative. I will begin with a look at the national and national comparative data for Louisiana and the

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