What We’re Watching: How Katrina Created an Opportunity for School Reform in New Orleans

By Education Next 07/18/2012

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Speaking at the Aspen Ideas Festival, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu talks about the school reforms taking place in his city (charters!) and how Hurricane Katrina made reform possible. Over the past five years, the city has used the opportunity to rebuild and improve the school system, both physically and organizationally.

To read more about the reforms occurring in New Orleans post-Katrina, read “New Schools in New Orleans,” from the Spring 2011 issue of Education Next.

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  • Michael Langdon says:

    Mayor Landrieu is a politician. He has no expertise in education. He presents no facts or evidence to support his assertion that the old school district was corrupt. Mr Landrieu undermines democracy by claiming that autocracy is much more responsive. Sadly, he is too cowardly to follow his own advice and relinquish is position as mayor in favor of an autocrat. He is a hypocrite of the highest order.

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