Behind the Headline: New Orleans charter school frustrations reach a boil

On Top of the News
New Orleans charter school frustrations reach a boil | 12/6/11

Behind the Headline
Authorizing Charters
Education Next | Fall 2010

In New Orleans, the state body charged with authorizing charter schools is being criticized for recommending the rejection of many applications from local, African-American groups while approving applications from national organizations. Louisiana officials contract with the National Association of Charter School Authorizers to review the applications. In an article that appeared in the Fall 2010 issue of Ed Next, Terry Ryan, Mike Lafferty, and Chester Finn describe the challenges the Fordham Foundation has faced as a charter authorizer in Ohio, where the foundation has worked hard to support the efforts of local groups to start and run charter schools.

Last Updated


Notify Me When Education Next

Posts a Big Story

Business + Editorial Office

Program on Education Policy and Governance
Harvard Kennedy School
79 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone (617) 496-5488
Fax (617) 496-4428

For subscription service to the printed journal
Phone (617) 496-5488

Copyright © 2024 President & Fellows of Harvard College