Peter Moskowitz, a contributing writer at Vice, recently wrote an article about school reform efforts in New Orleans. It’s easily one of the more biased, sloppy, and in some aspects, flat-out incorrect takes on public education in the Big Easy that’s been written in some time. While critics of the city’s reforms are given ample opportunity to air their grievances, Moskowitz fails to include any voices that might provide a more balanced view of things. The opinions of educators who actually work in New Orleans’ schools are also notably absent from the story.
Therefore, I’ve taken it upon myself to correct some of the more egregious and misleading parts of his article, which you can read by clicking on the link below.
New Orleans’s Charter School Experiment Is a Preview of the Coming Battle Over Education | VICE | Canada
A New Orleans student jumps off a bus to enter McDonogh #35 Senior High School before the start of the school day on March 19, 2008. Photo credit: Mario Tama / Getty In the fall of 2005, Louisiana’s then-governor Kathleen Blanco passed a bill that created a radical education experiment in New Orleans.
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