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