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Charter Schools Take Hold in Post-Katrina New Orleans

More than half of public school students in New Orleans now attend charter schools, which is more than in any other major U.S. city. The educational experiment taking place in the Big Easy could have implications for educators and policymakers in other areas across the country, including the District of Columbia.

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Charter Schools' Big Experiment
Article | NEW ORLEANS The storm that swamped this city three years ago also effectively swept away a public school system with a dismal record and faint prospects of getting better. Before Hurricane Katrina, educator John Alford said, he toured schools and found "kids just watching movies" in classes where...

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