New Orleans Public Schools History: A Brief Overview
The Scott S. Cowen Institute for Public Education Initiatives at Tulane University
2007


Abstract:


This report reviews the history of New Orleans public schools from the opening of the city’s first public school in 1842 to developments after Hurricane Katrina during the 2006-2007 school year. It highlights the financial difficulties and racial inequities of the system as it developed through the 19th and 20th centuries.

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