Scholar Bruce Baker explains why the New Orleans “miracle” is not quite what the market-based reformers make it seem.
In this Washington Post Answer Sheet piece NPE Executive Director Carol Burris looks at the real story behind New Orleans school reforms.
Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig[i] INTRODUCTION In 2003, the Louisiana legislature created the Recovery School District (RSD). With this law, schools that did not meet “minimum academic standards” were to be taken over by the state.[ii] Then came Hurricane Katrina. Striking the coast on August 29, 2005, Katrina destroyed not only New Orleans, but […]