With the RSD becoming the first all charter district, there have been lots of assertions in the media about how New Orleanians view public education reforms. Tulane’s Cowen Institute recently released its 2014 opinion poll, and comparing these results with prior polls provides some insight based on survey results versus speculation.
Voters generally think choice has had a positive impact on schools.
In 2014, Cowen asked if “choice has had a positive, negative or no impact on the quality of education in New Orleans.”
- 53% said positive
- 20% said negative
- 27% said no opinion, no impact or some positive and some negative
Voters support OneApp.
When asked if all public schools in New Orleans should use a common application process,
- 79% of voters agreed
- 12% disagreed
- 9% were uncertain or refused to answer