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Erik Loomis, an assistant professor of history at the University of Rhode Island, recently published a review of former Tulane University president Scott Cowen’s recent book, The Inevitable City: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and 10 Principles of Crisis Leadership, in the Boston Review.

In it, Loomis, who apparently has little understanding of the post-Katrina New Orleans landscape, attacks Cowen for promoting “disaster capitalism” (a favorite phrase of the anti-reform clique), particularly in regard to his advocacy of charter schools.

You can read my annotations on his screed in the Boston Review by clicking the link below:

Genius-annotated version of “Our Own Private Disaster | Boston Review”

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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