Charter School City:
What the New Orleans School Reforms Teach Us about Government, Markets, and the Future of America's Schools
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
La Follette House Conference Room, 1225 Observatory Dr.
After Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans’ public schools experienced an unprecedented reform effort that took test-based and market-based accountability to the extreme (attendance zones eliminated, all teachers were fired, etc.). Doug Harris of Tulane University offers insights into the intended and unintended effects, how this radical reform affected students’ test scores, graduation rates, and college outcomes, and more? Doug Harris, Director, Education Research Alliance of New Orleans