New Orleans closes last traditional school, shifts to all-charter

Thursday, June 12, 2014

After Hurricane Katrina's devastation in 2005, Louisiana embraced a radical vision for New Orleans education, leaning ever more heavily toward charter schools. That shift culminates this month as the last of NOLA's traditional schools close.

New Orleans is now an all-charter school city.

It's the story of a school district that destroyed itself — on purpose.

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