Education Letter to the Editor

Free-Enterprise Answers in the Hurricane’s Wake?

October 11, 2005 1 min read

To the Editor:

Regarding (“‘Normal’ a Long Way Off for Schools in Louisiana,” Sept. 14, 2005):

The worst possible result in Louisiana, especially New Orleans, is a return to normal. Katrina created an opportunity to replace a corrupt, dysfunctional system with something that works everywhere it is tried: a system driven by free enterprise. We can’t afford to miss this opportunity to create hope from devastation.

John Merrifield

Professor of Economics

University of Texas at San Antonio

San Antonio, Texas

A version of this article appeared in the October 12, 2005 edition of Education Week as Free-Enterprise Answers in the Hurricane’s Wake?