I wrote yesterday about the trend to take New Orleans all the way to being a totally charter school district.
The same Times-Picayune’s on line article also mentions that only a few New Orleans high schools are not charter schools already.
That casts an important light on recent ACT college entrance test scores from the Louisiana Department of Education’s web site.
This graph shows the remarkable progress that is being made in Louisiana’s “Recovery School District” high schools in the Hurricane Katrina trashed part of the state. The 1.7 point increase in these scores since 2007 is remarkable, although the district needs to make much more improvement to be on track to getting most of its students ready for college and careers.
Still, to recover in this way after what happened in 2005 is encouraging.
Keep in mind, the Times-Picayune article says most of the high schools in this special school district are already charter schools. That kind of makes you want to try some charter schools in Kentucky, doesn’t it?