Charter Schools

New Orleans Charter Schools Get $25M Private Investment

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation gives a needed boost to school choice

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The Texas-based Laura and John Arnold Foundation will invest $25 million to help create and expand high-performing charter schools in New Orleans.

The foundation focuses its investments across the country in the areas of education, criminal justice, public accountability and research integrity.

"The future of our country rests on our ability to educate our kids," Caprice Young, vice president of education at the Arnold Foundation, told The Advocate (http://bit.ly/TrBK48). "Everything stems from that."