Today’s Love Is For New Orleans’ Rethinkers

Students tackle education reform on their own.

By Jamilah King Jan 26, 2011

After Hurricane Katrina there was plenty of talk about what to do with New Orleans’ public schools system. And while the debate raged largely between public and charter school supporters, the actual students seemed not to have much of a say. That’s where the Rethinkers entered the picture. They’re a group of students who, according to their website, explore and come up with solutions to the problems they care about. And after years of meeting and brainstorming, they’ve come out with book called "Feet to the Fire" that’s designed as a guide for young students who want to change their schools.

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