Lottie Beebe http://redriverradio.org en Louisiana Public Square: Charter School Checkup http://redriverradio.org/post/louisiana-public-square-charter-school-checkup <p><strong>Airs, Sunday, October 20 at 6 p.m.&nbsp;</strong> A national report says Louisiana charter school students learn faster than their peers in traditional public schools. That’s not the case, though, if those charters are in suburban or rural parishes. There&nbsp; are over 100 charter schools throughout the state with the nation’s largest percentage of public charter school students in New Orleans. So, how effective are charter schools in Louisiana? Are they&nbsp; delivering promised educational dividends or putting taxpayers’ dollars at risk? And when measuring success, do charter schools compete with traditional public schools on a level playing field in the&nbsp; areas of admissions and accountability? Sun, 20 Oct 2013 23:00:00 +0000 34108 at http://redriverradio.org Louisiana Public Square: Charter School Checkup