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Ruling May Mean Bankruptcy For New Orleans School System

Jan 17, 2014 (All Things Considered) — An appeals court ruled against the New Orleans public school system this week -- a decision that could bankrupt the Orleans Parish public schools. The five-judge panel ruled that the school board wrongly terminated some 7,000 teachers and other school employees after Hurricane Katrina. For more information, Melissa Block speaks with education reporter Sarah Carr, who has written a book on the changes to the New Orleans school system after Katrina.

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