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Charter Schools in New Orleans (2015)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-08-21

Duration: 00:06:53

Subjects: Education | Charter schools | School choice


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Turner, Annette Interviewee
  • Turner, Mariah Interviewee
  • Johnson, Korbin Interviewee
  • Dobard, Patrick Interviewee
  • Royal, Karran Interviewee
  • Mangana, Adam Interviewee
  • Marsh, Dell Interviewee
  • Bell, Ella Interviewee


This segment from the August 21, 2015, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s report on the growth of charter schools in New Orleans in the ten years following Hurricane Katrina. Her report also touches on the charter schools in Mississippi and Alabama. She interviews: Annette Turner, the parent of a charter school student; Mariah Turner, a student at KIPP Central City Primary in New Orleans; Korbin Johnson, the principal of KIPP Central City Primary; Patrick Dobard, the superintendent of the Recovery School District; Karran Royal, a charter school critic; Adam Mangana, the principal of Midtown Charter School in Jackson, Mississippi; Dell Marsh, the President Pro Temp of the Alabama Senate; and Ella Bell, a member of the Alabama Board of Education. This report is a part of the Southern Education Desk series.