Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans almost ten years ago, as school was just beginning in the fall of 2005. Ever since, we have been trying to piece together the meaning of what happened to New Orleans’ children and to what was once the New Orleans Parish Schools—a school district that was abruptly dismantled in the late fall right after the hurricane and after a new law passed in Baton Rouge permitted the state to take over most of New Orleans’ schools. 1,541 more words
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A proposed Achievement First school expected to reduce New Haven’s in-district class sizes, has been billed as a public/charter collaboration, but among residents who attended last night’s Board of Education meeting, a dividing line has been drawn. 1,096 more words
From The Progressive:
This animated feature on school privatization stars little Timmy, a kindergartener who likes his public school. Timmy gets a confusing lesson in corporate education reform, starting with the right-wing mantra “Public Schools have failed.