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.
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?