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RTS Podcast: Landry-Walker and Success Academies Citizen Stewart and I talk about recent scandals in NOLA & NYC

I hopped on the phone yesterday with my friend Chris Stewart (a.k.a., Citizen Stewart) to record another episode of his podcast, Rock The Schools, focused on two recent scandals involving charter schools in New Orleans and New York.

In the first half of our conversation, we discuss recent disturbing revelations at two charter schools in New Orleans: Sci Tech Academy and Landry-Walker High School. We then turn to the huge controversy surrounding Success Academies after the New York Times published a video on Friday showing a Success Academies teacher angrily scolding a first grader.

You can hear our conversation by clicking below:

Special thanks to Chris for having me on his podcast again. Be sure to check out his blogs at Citizen Stewart and Citizen Education or follow him on Twitter: @citizenstewart.

Written by Peter Cook

Pete became involved in education reform as a 2002 Teach For America corps member in New Orleans Public Schools and has worked in various capacities at Teach For America, KIPP, TNTP, and the Recovery School District. As a consultant, he developed teacher evaluation systems and served as a strategic advisor to school district leaders in Cleveland, Nashville, Chattanooga, and Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. He now writes about education policy and politics and lives in New Orleans.

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