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How Have the New Orleans School Reforms Affected Student Discipline?

Mónica Hernández

Date & Time
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
12:00–1:00 pm
Location
1555 Poydras Street, Suite 700

The post-Katrina school reforms led to a highly decentralized New Orleans school system where charter leaders have autonomy over what happens in their schools, including their discipline policies. Some argue that discipline is important to the school culture and that these decisions should be made by school leaders who know their students best. Others have expressed concern that charter control over discipline may have led to a rise in expulsions and suspensions. This study provides evidence on these various concerns by investigating how the New Orleans reforms affected expulsion and suspension rates.

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