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From New Orleans: Washing Machine-Style Education Reform


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From New Orleans: Washing Machine-Style Education Reform

Ashana Bigard

As a New Orleans parent and an active member of my community, I think of myself as an expert on the experiment in education reform that tranformed my city into the nation's first all-charter school district. So when I attended a recent community-centered conference on “The New Orleans Model of Urban School Reform: A Guide or a Warning for Cities Across the Nation?” I wasn’t sure there’d be much for me to learn.


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True education is an act of love and optimism. It is empowerment at its best. It is the only thing that will save us.


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"So next time you read about the stunning success of New Orleans-style education reform..."

I stumbled across just such a piece on NPR a couple of nights ago. You would think there was gold being distributed to students who were present in great joy and jubilation.

When I first arrived to this nation, I used to consider NPR a bastion of neutrality and intelligent analysis. Lately it resembles the pride of Goebbels. Never mind that most of voices proudly present Jewish names.