October 10, 2008

THANKS, KATRINA!:

Hurricane Evacuees Thrive After Switching Schools, Study Says (Eddy Ramírez, 10/09/08, US News)

New Orleans students who were forced to switch schools in the wake of Hurricanes Rita and Katrina performed poorly the first year in their new schools but quickly recovered and made significant improvement in the second and third years, according to a new study. The research, conducted by Bruce Sacerdote, a researcher at Dartmouth College, also found that more evacuees eventually enrolled in college than past waves of students who graduated from their former high schools in New Orleans.

These findings suggest that the costs associated with relocating children to different schools are offset by apparent long-term academic benefits.


One of the points of making the parents home owners is to get the kids out of such cities.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 10, 2008 6:55 AM
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