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New Orleans closes last traditional school, shifts to all-charter


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  • Spoc Ogden, UT
    June 11, 2014 10:30 p.m.

    Orem Parent,
    What it actually said is that about half are performing significantly better than they had been and only a "handful" were worse. For the remainder, it is assumed they are somewhere between "significantly better" and worse. In other words, even that group at least remained the same or showed some improvement. Considering that the charter system started with the worst schools and only the 5 top performing schools remained under the direction of the local parish school board until now, that is quite an achievement!

  • Kings Court Alpine, UT
    June 11, 2014 9:18 a.m.

    The article is also neglecting to mention that the New Orleans Charter System are heavily vesting in the Common Core, a much more rigorous educational set of standards and undoubtedly would've helped their traditional schools as well. I don't necessarily give all the credit to the charter schools, some credit must be given to the Common Core.

  • Orem Parent Orem, UT
    June 11, 2014 9:01 a.m.

    About half are performing better. What does that say about the other half?

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    June 11, 2014 7:56 a.m.

    N'awlins schools had nowhere to go but up.

    Let's see how this works, despite the anguished cries from the teachers unions. Do it for the children, like people say.