Charter School Salvation In NOLA

The black clouds of Hurricane Katrina had a pretty bright silver lining. Charter School Salvation In NOLA Drastic measures were required after the storm hit a decade ago to get the children of New Orleans back in the classroom so the public education system -- which was one of the nation's worst -- was scrapped and replaced with one based on charter schools

Drastic measures were required after the storm hit a decade ago to get the children of New Orleans back in the classroom so the public education system — which was one of the nation’s worst — was scrapped and replaced with one based on charter schools.

By every measure things have gotten better.

Naturally, the stooges of the teachers union are upset but then they really don’t care about the kids now, do they?

If a decentralized, parental choice based charter school system can improve education for poor black kids it can certainly do the same for middle class white ones.

It should be noted that rich liberal kids already benefit from school choice.

Ben Howe of Redstate.com has created a documentary about it and can be seen below.

Charter School Salvation In NOLA

7 thoughts on “Charter School Salvation In NOLA”

  1. School Choice works! Let the parents decide which schools their kids should go to’

    Give parents vouchers.Let the old folks keep their homes.

    1. Finland spends only $7,500 per student, considerably less than the United States. They’re beating the pants off of our kids.
      I think the teachers are more dedicated.

      1. You are comparing apples and oranges when trying to compare Finland to the U.S. We have orders of magnitude more students and a MUCH more diverse group than any of these small European countries. It is not at all appropriate to make this comparison but unfortunately people do it all the time. And the comment that they are “beating the pants of our kids” has definitely been challenged; it depends upon WHAT kids you’re talking about.

    2. Can you explain what giving school vouchers has to do with letting old folks keep their homes? The connection is beyond me!

      1. When vouchers first became a movement it wasn’t uncommon to see signs in front of Catholic schools saying this school is saving the taxpayers X millions of dollars as Catholic schools were educating children far less expensively and in many (if not most) cases in a superior fashion.

        Hence if every child went to a Catholic-type school via vouchers the cost of education would be significantly less per pupil — with arguably an improvement in quality — and property taxes would hence significantly drop.

        Per pupil spending in Pennsylvania was $14,420 in 2010. If every child was given a tax-funded voucher of $10,000 per pupil spending would drop by 30 percent.

        That would conceivably save some old persons homes.

        And did you see where the SAT scores have dropped again? http://www.philly.com/philly/news/nation_world/20150904_Again__national_SAT_scores_drop.html

        Note we can’t compare them to the peak years of the early 60s due to the 1995 “recentering” but they dropped a lot between 1960 and 1994.

        And did

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