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Tue Sep 29, 2015, 04:03 AM

10 Years After Katrina, New Orleans’ All-Charter School System Has Proven a Failure

(no surprise)

A three-month investigation by In These Times reveals the cracks in the education reform narrative.
In These Times received an advance copy of research conducted for the Network for Public Education (NPE) by University of Arizona researchers Francesca López and Amy Olson. The study compared charters in Louisiana, the majority of which are in New Orleans, to Louisiana public schools, controlling for factors like race, ethnicity, poverty and whether students qualified for special education. On eighth-grade reading and math tests, charter-school students performed worse than their public-school counterparts by enormous margins—2 to 3 standard deviations.

The researchers found that the gap between charter and public school performance in Louisiana was the largest of any state in the country. And Louisiana’s overall scores were the fourth-lowest in the nation.

http://empathyeducates.org/10-years-after-katrina-new-orleans-all-charter-school-system-has-proven-a-failure/

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