Desperately Seeking Educators
New Orleans struggles to recruit teachers, principals.
New Orleans is looking for a few good teachers. And principals. And charter school operators.
As state and local officials struggle to rebuild the city devastated by Hurricane Katrina 18 months ago, they’re facing a severe shortage of talent willing and able to educate the fast-growing student population.
“Students are coming back, but they’re not bringing teachers or principals with them,” said Leslie R. Jacobs, a member of the state board of education. “We need 10 new teachers a...
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