Research on Reforms, a research group in New Orleans, reviewed the latest state test scores and school grades.

The author of the report and one of the founders of the organization, Charles Hatfield,  can’t understand why New Orleans has been treated by its champions as a national model.

Here is his overview of the state data:

Recovery School District in New Orleans:  

National Model for Reform or District in Academic Crisis?

The 2012 achievement results for the RSD-NO show that after 7 years of operation, it still ranks among the lowest of the 71 Louisiana school districts; 83% of its schools were labeled with a “D” or “F”; and 79% of its students attended schools labeled as a “D” or “F”.

Is this the type of school district that should be elevated as a model for other cities? ROR thinks not!

Read the complete report by going to