New Teachers Are New Orleans Norm
Hundreds of fresh recruits, many of them new to K-12 teaching, are filling public school classrooms across the city in Katrina’s aftermath.
When Nancy J. Glickman told friends and colleagues she was leaving her life and legal career in Winchester, Va., to teach in a public school here in post-Katrina New Orleans, she got a few surprised reactions.
“Most people thought I was nuts,” said Ms. Glickman, who spent three decades as a lawyer representing low-income people in civil matters. “Or I got a lot of, ‘Boy, I think that’s great, but I could never do it.’ ”
That may be, but hundreds of people, whether professionals changing careers, veteran teachers, or recent college graduates, have left their homes and headed for the Big Easy to teach following the devastation of...
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