Climbing the College Ladder? The Effects of the New Orleans School Reforms on the Quality and Fit of Colleges That Students Attended
A policy brief by Tulane University finds that the post-Hurricane Katrina school reforms in New Orleans not only increased college attendance rates, but also increased the quality of colleges that local students attended.
Researchers Beth Glenn and Douglas Harris found that the post-Katrina reforms led to sustained increases of 8-15 percent in college attendance through 2016. The research also showed students are now attending colleges and universities with higher standardized test scores and faculty salaries.