The New Orleans Imperative – Monday July 22, 2019

Shorty after Hurricane Katrina state education officials decided to implement a bold education reform model using the charter school model as its vehicle. Almost 15 years later this approach has not yielded the bold results that were promised by the school reformers. Charter schools in New Orleans have consistently scored lower on state tests than school districts across the state. Additionally charter schools in New Orleans have posted the lowest ACT score in the state and has also posted low scores on the NEAP test. The education reforms need to be reformed.

Professor and author Andrea Gabor in her recently published book,  After the Education War: How Smart Schools Upend the Business of Reforms, examined school districts across the country who have implemented education reforms initiatives.  Professor Gabor joins us to share with us some school districts, that are similar to New Orleans, that have successfully implemented education reforms.

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