New Orleans Education Reform: Pass or Fail?
Presented by Harvard Graduate School of Education
April 24, 2012
Moderator: Andy Rotherham, co-founder/partner, Bellwether Education Partners and columnist, TIME
Speakers: Kristen Buras, assistant professor of urban educational policy, Georgia State University; and Sarah Newell Usdin, founder and CEO, New Schools for New Orleans
What can educators learn from the efforts to rebuild New Orleans schools? Has the city’s development of a choice-based, predominantly charter system benefited all children? This forum stems from the Harvard Educational Review Summer 2011 article, Race, Charter Schools, and Conscious Capitalism: On the Spatial Politics of Whiteness as Property (and the Unconscionable Assault on Black New Orleans), and will explore the past five years of education reform efforts in New Orleans.