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The Re-Education of New Orleans – Public Schools 10 Years After Katrina

A decade after a radical reshaping of public education—billed by its proponents as the best hope for saving a singular American city from its near-death experience—there are fundamental questions still in search of answers.

Has the post-Katrina K-12 system delivered on its promise of high-quality schools for all of New Orleans’ children, the vast majority of them poor and black? And how do we judge that?