The Greatest Education Lab
Magazine or Newspaper Article, Time
September 6, 2007
Before Hurricane Katrina in August of 2005, there were 127 public schools in the City of New Orleans. Today, 85 schools are operating in various capacities. Most are not in their original buildings but in trailers or modular structures. Only 24% of flooded schools have reopened in the two years since the hurricane.
Aspen Institute President and Broadmoor native, Walter Isaacson, praises the private organizations that have funded alternative education opportunities for New Orleans communities. Isaacson writes that the Broadmoor Improvement Association leadership, with support from these organizations, is achieving what the government has not.
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