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Post-Katrina New Orleans: A Step Forward, but not a Model

February 24, 2016

Katrina defeated the inertia that sustained one of the nation's worst public school systems. The new charter-centric system is better, but suffers from the standard weaknesses of the charter school model; waitlists and difficulty specializing. The chaos and frustration -- and re-imposed assignment -- that results from choice without market prices threatens to poison the well for the school system reforms we need.


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