What’s Next for Struggling New Orleans All-Charter District Schools?

What’s Next for Struggling New Orleans All-Charter District Schools?

November 23, 2019

According to Louisiana’s school performance scores, almost half (35 out of 72) of New Orleans schools in the all-charter district scored a D or F, “meaning nearly half of local public schools were considered failing, or close to it, in the school year ending in 2019.” Experts point to a number of factors—including tougher local standards, widespread teacher turnover, and new leadership or curriculum changes—that “are likely to cause dips in grades from year to year.” Despite the low marks, educators also point to higher graduation rates and improvement in student growth scores as indicators of significant progress being made in other areas. The low performance scores are likely to reignite debate over the city’s all-charter district, especially since “they could trigger another round of school closures or takeovers.”