In recognition of the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, TV One’s News One Now dedicates an entire show to exploring the controversy surrounding the rebuilding and reorganization of New Orleans’ once failing school system with the premiere of The New Orleans Charter School Revolution: Ten Years After Katrina.
Shot on location in New Orleans, The New Orleans Charter School Revolution: Ten Years After Katrina features nearly two dozen parents, teachers, graduates, principals, and public officials as they assess the current state of the New Orleans nearly all-charter public school system. The special will profile a graduate and a family whose lives have been transformed by the new school system and are now succeeding in areas where the previous education system failed them. The voices of supporters and critics will be on full display at a special town hall meeting held in a charter school classroom, where all the passion, anger, joy, and hope play out in front of the cameras. An exclusive poll of over 600 African-American families shows a stunning desire for school choice in the form of public charter schools. In addition, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu shares his hopes for the city.
Watch the entire New Orleans Charter School Revolution: Ten Years After Katrina town hall meeting and this special edition of NewsOne Now at RolandSMartin.com.
Stay tuned to NewsOne Now for our continuing discussion on education in the African-American community.
All that and more in this edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast