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People who try to start charter schools often say a whole bureaucrats make it so hard -- put up all these obstacles and it.
That's why there aren't enough charters yet to have a real market.
In one town most kids now -- ten chart.
Hope that -- Hurricane Katrina.
On track to make a direct hit a low lying city of New Orleans is hampered because of hurricanes and all eyes thought -- Let's settle anything specific but below sea levels this entire area will be under water.
When Katrina flooded New Orleans didn't just destroy much of the city it also destroy the school system.
Some school reformers thought maybe that's what needed to him.
It was probably one of the worst school districts in the country it was a horror before Katrina.
How old school.
I mean it would have failed restless do you rebuild what was there are -- you build something you know.
Louisiana built something new.
They be easy for people to open -- and Telus day here's my plan and market it started charter school called -- cannon.
We have complete control over the quality of our instruction -- started school -- 2008 he was the only employee.
He drove his car Orleans until 3 in the morning.
Putting up signs advertising school anything that's number no he had to advertise because students had to choose to go.
They just get sent here because they live nearby.
We are putting it up everywhere.
Even went to people's houses to recruit.
Living in -- all and we've never hand her son -- goes to -- can.
He came out he interviewed and talked to me and talk to -- -- he was explaining its own.
About the hours and academic since.
In the school opened only a third of the students were proficient on state tests I know -- problem.
-- know how who read this.
-- site Cantonese test results are among the best in the city.
Even though the school itself that's just watch trailers as a plan in my mind that apartment building but if you walk into a school on the first thing they telling your complaints about their facilities the product focused on right outside academy do.
-- -- well teachers have to perform.
Does the principal can fire at will yeah yeah we have out while contracts with school Sharon Clark runs another New Orleans -- And cheap to buyers that we his teachers I call it -- -- -- person thinks the charter law also allows parents to fire a school.
They don't like this school they can send their kid to another.
-- needs to work hard because she worries about losing her picture yet every -- that.
And competition drives schools to try different things like.
This morning ritual site -- This seems a little cultural.
Some kids didn't take serious.
But something -- I mean did you think can -- -- here he's become more responsible.
Even though and enlightened school.
Effort and I want to school I started want to go -- countless more because that's the important ones.
Now rich his mother's getting ready to start -- so -- -- -- her for a test using skills he learned at some.
Gift retaliation Ambien -- -- Katrina.
So this charge has grown from one employee.
Into another school that so popular -- holds the line to decide who gets it.
Our have a waiting at about 200.
-- that this.
As you saw on our service kids and relative exit anxiously hoping their name will be -- some go away happy.
-- -- It just goes.
I think this kind of school it badly that we needed in the city.
And this kind of education is exactly what we need to be up and everything okay.
Today most -- in New Orleans attend charter schools.
And test scores -- city are better many of the greatest cities in the world have been reborn.
Amid crisis the -- fire resulted in a greater should call will be built the San Francisco earthquake.
Resulted in a much more dynamic safer city -- the fire of London resulted in -- pay any much greater capital emerging well.
You know people in New Orleans are rebuilding the city for the better at school choice movement -- -- -- it will never go back.
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