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New Orleans schools would answer to three boards under new proposal


With 75% of New Orleans students slated to attend charter schools next year, some stakeholders say a management split between the far-away state capitol and a local school board designed to oversee traditional public schools makes little sense, reports the Huffington Post. That’s why a new proposal for running New Orleans’ schools mandates the creation of three school boards: one general elected board that manages the schools’ overall finances and facilities but cannot directly operate them; one appointed board that oversees charter schools, which are publicly funded and can be privately run; and another that runs traditional public schools…

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