Only in New Orleans

School Choice and Equity Post-Hurricane Katrina

  • Luis Mirón
  • Brian R. Beabout
  • Joseph L. Boselovic

Part of the Educational Futures book series (EDUFUT, volume 63)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. The Social and Historical Contexts of Disaster and Recovery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Luis Mirón, Mickey Lauria
      Pages 3-15
    3. Carol Ann Macgregor, Brian Fitzpatrick
      Pages 37-52
    4. Cameron Mccarthy, Brenda Nyandiko Sanya
      Pages 53-67
  3. Educational Policy as Lived Experience

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Alice Huff
      Pages 87-102
    3. Max S. Ciolino, James D. Kirylo, Luis Mirón, Kelly Frazier
      Pages 103-108
    4. Beth Sondel
      Pages 109-128
  4. School Leadership and the Organizational Dynamics of School Reform

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Brian R. Beabout
      Pages 151-172
    3. Ira Bogotch, Scott Bauer
      Pages 173-189
    4. Mary Shannon Chiasson
      Pages 191-221
  5. The Ideology and Rhetoric of Educational Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 224-224
    2. Edward P. St. John
      Pages 225-236
    3. Steven L. Nelson
      Pages 237-265
    4. John C. Fischetti, James D. Kirylo
      Pages 277-284
    5. Huriya Jabbar, Priya Goel La Londe, Elizabeth Debray, Janelle Scott, Christopher Lubienski
      Pages 285-303
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 305-310

About this book


With 2015 marking the 10th commemoration of Hurricane Katrina, education reform in New Orleans continues to garner substantial local, national, and international attention. Advocates and critics alike have continued to cite test scores, new school providers, and different theories of governance in making multiple arguments for and against how contemporary education policy is shaping public education and its role in the rebuilding of the city.
Rather than trying to provide a single, unified account of education reform in New Orleans, the chapters in this volume provide multiple ways of approaching some of the most significant questions around school choice and educational equity that have arisen in the years since Katrina.
This collection of research articles, essays, and journalistic accounts of education reform in New Orleans collectively argues that the extreme makeover of the city’s public schools toward a new market-based model was shaped by many local, historically specific conditions. In consequence, while the city’s schools have been both heralded as a model for other cities and derided as a lesson in the limits of market-based reform, the experience of education reform that has taken place in the city – and its impacts on the lives of students, families, and educators – could have happened only in New Orleans.


Charter Schools Educational Equity Hurricane Katrina New Orleans Urban Education

Editors and affiliations

  • Luis Mirón
    • 1
  • Brian R. Beabout
    • 2
  • Joseph L. Boselovic
    • 3
  1. 1.Loyola UniversityNew OrleansUSA
  2. 2.University of New OrleansNew OrleansUSA
  3. 3.Loyola UniversityNew OrleansUSA

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