Resistance Radio-NOLA 8-12-2019: New Orleans Charter Schools: RSD to Unification Part 1 & 2
In this episode of #ResistanceRadio Kenny and MarkAlain begin a four part series on New Orleans Education and the reforms that led to Orleans Parish becoming the first all-charter school district in the country. In these first two hours we discuss the state of education in New Orleans pre-Katrina, the birth of charter schools, the mechanisms used by the state of Louisiana to wrestle control of schools from local authorities, the reforms enacted and the ramifications of what followed. Parts 3 and 4 will feature an explanation of the current governance structure of our local education system and a discussion on the biggest challenges still facing our city’s schools. Tune in !