An OPEN Letter to Orleans Parish School Board: Differentiated Funding, Equity, and Accountability

Friends of OPEN,Today, the Orleans Parish School Board will take up the matter of approving a differentiated funding formula for New Orleans as called for in Act 467. While there is much debate about this particular policy, there are four considerations I would hope guide tonight’s debate and ultimately inform the resolution of this issue: Equity in funding is needed – public Read more about An OPEN Letter to Orleans Parish School Board: Differentiated Funding, Equity, and Accountability[…]

OPEN Partners With Community Organizations in Calling On BESE to Support More Equitable Funding Formula

In a statement released on February 24, OPEN joined with in the movement calling upon the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to create a more fair and equitable funding formula for our schools. Click here to read the letter in its entirety. EXCERPTED: “This March, the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) will have Read more about OPEN Partners With Community Organizations in Calling On BESE to Support More Equitable Funding Formula[…]

Deirdre Johnson Burel on WWNO: School Choice and Educational Equity

On January 20, Deirdre Johnson Burel made an appearance on WWNO as part of the Southern Education Desk series, saying “[t]he argument against school choice is really about the power of the school as the nexus of community. That schools are really anchors to community. And we should invest in quality schools in every neighborhood.” She says more Read more about Deirdre Johnson Burel on WWNO: School Choice and Educational Equity[…]

Participatory research in support of quality public education in New Orleans

In 2012, OPEN joined Drs. Elizabeth Drame and Elise Frattura of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for a multi-year participatory action research (PAR) project to engage historically marginalized populations and parents in a dialogue about their impressions of and hopes for public education, and have released the results of that study in an article in the Read more about Participatory research in support of quality public education in New Orleans[…]

Rev. Torin Sanders, Ph.D.: Ensuring Equity & Excellence

Ensuring Equity & Excellence: A response to the BGR/Cowen report on school governance and Sanders Governance Plan By Rev. Torin T. Sanders, Ph.D. / New Orleans Agenda / Contributing Writer NEW ORLEANS (5/24/10) – As a former president of the Orleans Parish School Board, a current parent of a child enrolled in public school, and Read more about Rev. Torin Sanders, Ph.D.: Ensuring Equity & Excellence[…]

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