When Choice Doesn’t Feel Like a Choice
Many parents, especially those with children entering a system vastly different from the one they grew up with, can find New Orleans’ school-choice system confusing at best.
A Ticket Out?
Since Hurricane Katrina, poor, African-American students in New Orleans are going to college at higher rates than before the storm, thanks in part to intensive preparation programs like the one at Sci Academy.
Giving Up a Home for a Better School
It’s difficult to paint a comprehensive picture of the educational experiences of the thousands of students who left New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and never came back.
‘Death of My Career’
After floodwaters engulfed her home, Billie Dolce got walloped again. She was among the thousands of African-American women educators dismissed from New Orleans public schools.
A Medley of Culture and Academics
Some of the charter organizations that took over New Orleans’ public schools after Hurricane Katrina work to find a balance between improving education and respecting the history and culture of the city’s schools.
Opting for Public School Over Private
As the post-Katrina K-12 system evolves, can public schools in New Orleans entice middle-class families that for decades clustered in private schools?
The Last Word
Can New Orleans deliver a high-quality education for all children regardless of race and income? Hear from those with the biggest stake in the answer.