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Old 10-08-2010, 10:49 AM
Location: New Orleans, United States
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School Performance Scores

It's shocking to see New Orleans Public Schools ranked 3rd highest performing in the state, but then when you take a look at RSD it makes sense. The fact that NOPS currently has 16 schools and that RSD has 48 schools kind of takes all of the joy out of the situation.

How do you all feel about N.O. being split between 3 "public school districts" and then the various privates?
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Old 10-08-2010, 03:16 PM
Location: New Orleans, LA
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While RSD might rank higher than OPSB, the schools within the RSD can be day and night. KIPP, FirstLine, UNO, and RSD charters are incredible bright spots in primary education while many of the primary schools that fall under the RSD superintendent are a nightmare. I had wonderful days at 2 KIPP schools last week and one nightmare day at Harney (which has been called America's worst elementary school - a new building doesn't change what's inside) and they're all within the RSD.

Charters are carrying the system, whether Recovery School District or Orleans Parish School Board. Charter schools and schools with selective admission are excelling and helping that ranking along. It's not representative of many public schools in the area, many of which are failing their LEAP tests consistently.

Don't forget there are also 2 BESE schools in the area. AND the Algiers Charter Schools Association and the Advocates for Science and Math Education are split between the RSD and OPSB.

Confused? Heh, sorry, I have the diagram in front of me .

Anyhow, it's a problem that you need such a diagram to keep the public school system straight. It does not help that RSD and OPSB get along as well as oil and water. Meetings between the 2 are nothing but screaming matches.

How do I feel? Well, the above rant should tell you that . It's just a mess from every angle. Hundreds of us are helping, but there will be no change until there's change from on high. Nobody wants to give up their power nor concede that someone else's way is better.
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Old 10-11-2010, 04:39 PM
Location: New Orleans
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NOPS is still a total joke, run by incompetant stooges who mismanage everything. The state allowed them to keep the very cream of the crop, only the schools with selective admissions in affluent areas with good student bases. RSD got the leftovers. I am a substitute and from my experiences there are serious problems with both systems. RSD, especially its charter schools, seem to be staffed by 90% out of state people, from teachers all the way to administrators. They have a total disconnect with the community, but their hearts are in the right place. NOPS has a lot of the "business as usual" perspective with locals, many incompetant, working there. In my experiences subbing this semester, I've still only had a teacher provide with my a lesson plan in Jefferson Parish. Neither RSD nor NOPS thought to provide me with any of this. I bring a movie as a "just in case" for days like this. Unfortunately, I have yet to be in a classroom with a TV/DVD player. These types of frustrations really get me.
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Old 04-15-2011, 05:17 PM
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i can't wait till i go back i'm either going to job corp or adult ed
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