Atlanta is impressed by the elimination of public education in New Orleans. The school board is planning to become an all-charter district.


Apparently, no one told the school board that the Recovery School District in New Orleans is one of the lowest-rated districts in the state. As Mercedes Schneider recently showed, the ACT scores for the state of Louisiana had New Orleans ranked 66th of 70 districts in the state. Most of the charter schools are graded C, D or F by the state, which makes their students eligible for a voucher.