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What Explains the Post-Katrina Success of New Orleans' Schools?

What Explains the Post-Katrina Success of New Orleans’ Schools?

by Julianne Hing on August 29 2011, 10:32AM

Six years later, the city is fetted as a prime example of how aggressive reforms can improve results. But the question there is the same elsewhere: do the market-based ideas help all students or just those with resources?

Topics: Katrina Recovery, Schools & Youth

From Heroes to Villains: NOPD Verdict Reveals Post-Katrina History

From Heroes to Villains: NOPD Verdict Reveals Post-Katrina History

by Jordan Flaherty on August 8 2011, 9:30AM

The Justice Department’s victory is a decisive rejection of the idea that chaos in the days following Katrina justified the violence of the New Orleans Police Department. It’s a win for police accountability nationwide.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Katrina Recovery

Race-Baiting the Gulf to Exploit Black and Brown Workers

Race-Baiting the Gulf to Exploit Black and Brown Workers

by Brentin Mock on September 30 2010, 11:54AM

Keilen Williams doesn’t know where to direct his economic frustrations. Scapegoating pols and profiteering capitalists tell him and other workers to blame each other.

Topics: Economy, Jobs Crisis, Katrina Recovery

Working Together: Images from Point a la Hache, Louisiana Photo

Working Together: Images from Point a la Hache, Louisiana

by Shawn Escoffery on September 30 2010, 10:00AM

The fishers of Brentin Mock’s investigation into race-baiting in the Gulf recovery effort.

Topics: Katrina Recovery

For New Orleans, Katrina Recovery Means Remaking Police, Too

For New Orleans, Katrina Recovery Means Remaking Police, Too

by Julianne Hing on August 30 2010, 11:02AM

With the Justice Department bearing down, the city tries to go from worst to best in holding police accountable to the communities they serve.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Katrina Recovery

Pushed Out and Pushing Back in New Orleans

Pushed Out and Pushing Back in New Orleans

by Tram Nguyen on April 7 2010, 12:00PM

Housing crisis? Corporate giveaways? It’s already happened in the Big Easy. There, out of demolitions and displacement, has come a new demand: housing as human right.

Topics: Economy, Katrina Recovery