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An Education Star Takes On New Orleans Schools  
User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 19406 posts, RR: 50
Posted (8 years 9 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2112 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.


Good luck!

E pur si muove -Galileo
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User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2098 times:

Good luck, Paul Vallas is going to need a miracle, not only having to deal with the after effects of Katrina, but the generational problems of families not taking education seriously..Best of luck ..

User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 31
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2096 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
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