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Apr 14, 2013
All – The coalition of the status quo stooped to another low this weekend by comparing the education system in New Orleans to Hurricane Katrina – a storm that devastated South Louisiana and took over a thousand lives.
In a tweet responding to State Superintendent of Schools John White calling New Orleans “the ‘Silicon Valley’ of public education,” a lawyer for the Louisiana Association of Educators – Brian Blackwell said New Orleans’ education system “is more a ‘Katrina’” than a ‘Silicon Valley.’”
This isn’t the first time Mr. Blackwell has made outlandish comments. Last fall, Mr. Blackwell sent letters – on behalf of the Louisiana Association of Educators – to schools participating in Louisiana’s scholarship program threatening them with legal action if they took part in the program. In his letter, he wrote, “our clients have directed us to take whatever means necessary.”
Here is a link to Mr. Blackwell’s tweet about Katrina and also a screen shot of the tweet: