The expansion to Baton Rouge and other parts of the state are a sign that there’s not much more room for charter organizations to grow in Orleans Parish. Most charter operators in New Orleans have expanded by taking over schools directly run by the Recovery School District or those run by other organizations that haven’t turned them around. Now there are only five directly run schools left in the RSD’s portfolio here, and fewer schools are failing now than in past years.

Mark Moseley

Mark Moseley blogs at Your Right Hand Thief. Until mid 2014, Mark Moseley was The Lens' opinion writer, engagement specialist and coordinator for the Charter Schools Reporting Corps. After Katrina and...