What We’re Watching: The Whole Gritty City
As the movie’s web page explains
Living in a city traumatized by a flood and besieged by street violence, there’s a deep longing to have “no cares in the world”. But New Orleans is also the birth place of jazz: a community that to this day draws on a deeply rooted musical culture. For thousands of kids in the city’s marching bands music is an escape, a refuge and a lifeline.
Sarah Carr writes about the movie in “Out of the Mouths of Babes and Trumpeters: “Gritty City” Triumphs with Child-Centered Perspective”
Carr is the author of a book about schools in New Orleans, Hope Against Hope: Three Schools, One City, and the Struggle to Educate America’s Children, which was reviewed by Mike McShane here.
Education Next earlier published “New Schools in New Orleans: School reform both exhilarated and imperiled by success,” by Jed Horne
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