Educators Wonder If They’ll Go Back to New Orleans
Hurricane Katrina has upended the lives of many educators from southeast Louisiana, including two principals from New Orleans who stopped by the East Baton Rouge district office last week to apply for jobs.
“I live about a half mile from the 17th Street canal, where they had the breach” that helped cause the flooding of the city, said Leonard M. Parker Jr., 47, who was uprooted from his job as the principal of a New Orleans elementary school. He’s applied for employment with the state department of education, and this day was trying his luck at the school district for the city where he had just rented an apartment for his family.
Of the 80 staff members at his school, Mr. Parker said, he had heard from only 23 by Sept. 6. “I check...
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