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Georgia State University education professor, Kristen Buras, has tried to make a name for herself in academic circles by bashing the transformation of New Orleans’ public school system since Hurricane Katrina.

I fact-checked a error-ridden piece she wrote for The Progressive back in January – click the link below to read the critique.

Fact-Checking Kristen Buras’ Flood of Lies

In the past few years, Georgia State University professor Kristen Buras has tried to make a name for herself by bashing the progress made in New Orleans’ public school system since Hurricane Katrina. She recently reached a new low with an article she wrote for entitled, ” Charter Schools Flood New Orleans.

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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