MaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17657 posts, RR: 46 Posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1318 times:
" Last year was a rocky one for the New Orleans Recovery School District, which has run the city's schools since Hurricane Katrina. Hundreds of students were turned away because schools and teachers were in short supply. Test scores were at rock bottom. Buildings are still in terrible shape.
But now, there's a new sheriff in town. Paul Vallas has taken over as superintendent, after running schools in Philadelphia and Chicago.
Tom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1302 times:
Put it this way.....my kids are in a private school out here in Jefferson Parish, a suburb of Orleans Parish/New Orleans proper...and the Jeff Parish public school system is miles better than the Orleans system.
Hopefully Vallas will be able to do positive things with the Orleans public schools...the smallest of which would be no small miracle...that system is a mess.
Tom at MSY
"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina