Speaking at the Aspen Ideas Festival, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu talks about the school reforms taking place in his city (charters!) and how Hurricane Katrina made reform possible. Over the past five years, the city has used the opportunity to rebuild and improve the school system, both physically and organizationally.

To read more about the reforms occurring in New Orleans post-Katrina, read “New Schools in New Orleans,” from the Spring 2011 issue of Education Next.

Last updated July 18, 2012