Nearly half of New Orleans voters say schools improving

Friday, June 13, 2014

Forty-five percent of New Orleans voters surveyed in May said public schools in the city are getting better -- while only 18 percent believe they are getting worse, according to figures released Thursday by a Tulane University think tank.

However, while 45 percent of the 602 respondents said they would recommend that friends or family send their children to a New Orleans public school, 44 percent said they would not.

"Advocates argue the reforms are a complete success; others claim complete failure. This poll suggests New Orleans voters have a nuanced view," the Cowen Institute for Public Education Initiatives said in its report on the poll results.

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