“The Perfect Storm: The Takeover of New Orleans Public Schools” Part One

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The Perfect Storm: The Takeover of New Orleans Public Schools; Part One
17 Days in November

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“The Perfect Storm: The Takeover of New Orleans Public Schools; Part One – 17 Days in November”

The Perfect Storm: The Takeover of New Orleans Public Schools, is the first in series of short video’s, that reveals the real story behind the creation of the nation’s first all charter school district. These videos are made possible with the support of the The Schott Foundation and The New Orleans Education Equity Roundtable. They are produced in partnership with Bayou and Me Productions.

For the past seven years, state education officials and corporate school reformers have touted the dramatic turnaround of New Orleans public schools. National media outlets have published numerous articles and TV news stories of the miracle in New Orleans citing unprecedented academic achievement where parents finally had School Choice.

This first Perfect Storm video focuses on the illegal takeover and the academic failure of The Recover School District. The film features interviews with leaders in the New Orleans education community who were faced with the daunting task of reopening schools immediately following Hurricane Katrina.

The Perfect Storm: The Takeover of New Orleans Public Schools

Credits

Directed By

Phoebe Ferguson

Dr. Raynard Sanders

Produced By

Phoebe Ferguson
Dr. Raynard Sanders

Cinematography By

Phoebe Ferguson
Tobias Arturi
Lily Keber

Editor

Tobias Arturi

Graphic Designers

Noël Anderson
Tobias Arturi

Production Assistants

Kelsey Noble
Kendrick Royal

Transcripts

Elizabeth Jeffers

Interviews – In Order of Appearance

Louella Givens
Rev. Torin Sanders
Dr. Barbara Ferguson
Karran Harper Royal
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The Perfect Storm: The Takeover of New Orleans Public Schools; Part One
17 Days in November

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