Our own Deirdre Johnson Burel spoke at a panel hosted by the 100 Black Men of Greater New Orleans on April 20th. From The Louisiana Weekly: As legislation moves through the house and senate seeking an end to the fractured system of education governance in New Orleans, the 100 Black Men of Metro New Orleans […]
OPEN Director and 100 Black Men’s Jonathan Wilson appeared on WBOK’s Good Morning Show with Oliver Thomas to talk about the call for unification in bringing New Orleans schools back to the community, equitable funding, and the critical anchors of equity, transparency, and accountability. Click here to listen to the full interview!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]