Thursday, May 15, 2008

"In Favor of Charter Schools?"

The key to this post is its last sentence/paragraph. We have to delve into the demographics to understand what is going on, and who these succeeding students are.

via Urban Planning Blog by Pratik on 5/14/08

The destruction caused by hurricane Katrina allowed for revamping New Orlean's public education system. In the aftermath of the disaster, the local school boards have been replaced by charter schools that are although are publicly financed are run independently. This experiment is seemingly working as test scores are increasingly significantly. Does this indicate a shift in favor of reforming the public education system?

But it might be too early to declare success. Perhaps comparison to school populations with pre-Katrina demographic mix would be a better indicator either in New Orleans or elsewhere.

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