Behind the Headline: New Orleans charter school frustrations reach a boil

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Authorizing Charters
Education Next | Fall 2010

In New Orleans, the state body charged with authorizing charter schools is being criticized for recommending the rejection of many applications from local, African-American groups while approving applications from national organizations. Louisiana officials contract with the National Association of Charter School Authorizers to review the applications. In an article that appeared in the Fall 2010 issue of Ed Next, Terry Ryan, Mike Lafferty, and Chester Finn describe the challenges the Fordham Foundation has faced as a charter authorizer in Ohio, where the foundation has worked hard to support the efforts of local groups to start and run charter schools.

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