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Virtual Brown Bag: How Have the New Orleans School Reforms Affected Youth Crime?

Lan Nguyen

Date & Time
Monday, November 1, 2021
12:00–1:00 pm
Zoom Conference

The Education Research Alliance for New Orleans invites you to attend a virtual presentation on Monday, November 1, on the topic of how school choice reforms in New Orleans affected youth crime. Join us on Zoom.

The post-Katrina school reforms resulted in New Orleans becoming the nation’s first almost-all charter school district. Some argue that these changes have led to families finding schools that better meet their needs and students spending more time in school, which may reduce youth crime rates. Others have expressed concern that charter schools may use overly strict discipline, which may be related to the school-to-prison pipeline. This study provides evidence on these various concerns by investigating how the New Orleans reforms affected youth criminal behavior.

Lan Nguyen will share findings from this study, done with co-authors Stephen Barnes and Douglas N. Harris, in this virtual brown bag. To access the online discussion, download Zoom and click on the link above. Please note that these findings are preliminary and should not be shared outside of the brown bag.

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