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New Orleans, Louisiana / Hurricane Katrina / Schools #1042600

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 01, 2013
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(New Orleans: Scott Pelley) The flooding in New Orleans from Hurricane Katrina in 2005 recalled; photos shown. Interview held with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu†† about recreating the New Orleans school system after Katrina; details given about the creation of a charter system; pre- and post Katrina graduation rates cited. [LANDRIEU – says we had the ability to physically rebuild every school; comments on the rise in the achievement level of inner city kids.] [Sci Academy senior Simone SMITH††- describes her dreams for the future; explains what it meant to be able to pick the high school she went to.] Landrieu’s praise for the Teach for America program noted.
Pelley, Scott

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