PBS Newshour education correspondent John Merrow spent
the 2007-2008 school year reporting on two cities attempting to dramatically
reform their chronically failing public school systems. Both New Orleans and
Washington, D.C. have brought in nationally recognized
superintendents and are instituting charter schools and other new approaches to
try to turn the tide on dwindling performance in inner city schools. The full series of reports, titled “Leadership: A Challenging Course” is now up online at PBS’ Web site. Merrow also is fielding questions from viewers and PBS has set up a separate Web page on New Orleans' education system, with background
information, podcasts and links to other blogs continuing the discussion.
To post a comment, please log into your IND account. If you do not have an account, click the "register" button to create one. Facebook comments can be used as an alternative to creating an account at theIND.com.