Education activists remain unresigned to post-Katrina changes

Friday, August 30, 2013

On a significant date in New Orleans education and civil rights history, about 40 people gathered to reaffirm their opposition to the post-Hurricane Katrina education revolution that fired all the city's teachers, swept most of the schools into the state Recovery School District and turned all but a handful into largely independent charter schools.

The changes disempowered existing authorities and, these activists say, the community -- and they disagree with state officials' contentions that the schools are better now.

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