Disenfranchised Communities is the third in the series by the New Orleans Education Equity Roundtable and Bayou and Me Productions. The films are about the takeover of public education in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
A Perfect Storm: Disenfranchised Communities shows how privatizing public education has disenfranchised the New Orleans community by limiting the voices of parents and community members. The film touches on the fired school employees causing the loss of thousands of middle-class jobs and the efforts by neighborhood schools to write their own charter applications but were denied. This model of disenfranchising communities is being exported to other cities around the country.
The New Orleans Education Equity Roundtable hopes that all New Orleanians will find our videos helpful as they join in telling the truth about New Orleans public schools. We hope that these videos will be useful tools in the fight to bring our schools back to local democratically elected control. We believe that collectively, we can all stop the exporting of this model and play a role in returning our schools to local control and we offer these short films to our community to aid in the advocacy and activism for that purpose.
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