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ERIC Number: ED525090
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 164
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 68
The Transformation of a School System: Principal, Teacher, and Parent Perceptions of Charter and Traditional Schools in Post-Katrina New Orleans. Technical Report
Steele, Jennifer L.; Vernez, Georges; Gottfried, Michael A.; Schwam-Baird, Michael
RAND Corporation
Hurricane Katrina set the stage for a transformation of public education in New Orleans, replacing the city's existing school system with a decentralized choice-based system of both charter and district-run schools. Using principal, teacher, and parent surveys administered three years after Katrina, this study examined schools' governance and operations, educational contexts, educator quality and mobility, and parental choice and involvement. The authors note that questions still remain about the variation in schools' policies and practices in the wake of the reform and about parents' experiences in an environment of school choice. Appended are: (1) Statistical Models Used in the Analyses; (2) 2009 RAND Survey of New Orleans Principals; (3) 2009 RAND Survey of New Orleans Teachers; and (4) 2009 RAND Survey of New Orleans Parents. Individual chapters contain footnotes. (Contains 8 figures and 45 tables.) [This work was prepared for the Scott S. Cowen Institute for Public Education Initiatives at Tulane University.]
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: New Orleans Univ., LA.; Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: RAND Education
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana