The results are encouraging. Five years ago, 23% of children scored at or above "basic" on state tests; now 48% do. Before Katrina, 62% attended failing schools; less than a fifth do today. The gap between city kids and the rest of the state is narrowing....
By 2013, New Orleans plans to have the country's first "all charter" school system.
October 8, 2011
Says John White, the superintendent of New Orleans public schools.