J. Celeste Lay is an associate professor of political science at Tulane University focused on American politics and public policy. Although she has no formal relationship with the public school system and has not been involved in New Orleans public schools, Lay has been an outspoken – if infrequent – critic of the education reforms in the city.
Below is a Genius-annotated version of a piece she wrote for The Conversation again bashing the reform of New Orleans’ public education system.
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In 1948, Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter wrote, “the public school is at once a symbol of our democracy and the most pervasive means for promoting our common destiny.” But these days, with public education becoming more about test scores, we are forced to consider whether it still remains so.