Choice comes to New Orleans

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    There are 4 new charter schools opening in my neighborhood. One is just down the street. They've just started so we'll have to wait and see how they do, but I'm confident they'll be an improvement over the publics. Then again that isn't saying much. This is the choice movements big chance though, and I really hope they succeed.
     
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    I hope they succeed as well. Good news.
     
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    Heh, of course, the unions are pissed.
     
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    Maybe Mr. C can help with this, aren't there only like 1/2 the people in NO, that were there before Katrina? I would bet many of those gone, are the ones with more kids too?
     
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    Somewhere between 1/3 and 3/5 of the population is back, no one is exactly sure. Most are construction workers, business professionals, and upper society people. There has been a huge shortage of low wage service workers. For a while you could get $12.00 an hour starting salary plus a $5,000 bonus six months after signing with Burger King. A lot of families are back, but not nearly as many as there were before. Most people are waiting until the end of this hurricane season before moving in. Hopefully the small number of people will help the charters have a smooth transition.
     
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    Get your welfare infrastructure back in shape. That and free housing outta have your town back like it was.
     
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    Thanks for the helpful words. They are much appreciated in these hard times.
     
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    We have more than plenty here. Just promise not to deport them and I'm sure they'll come. But you have to speak their language because they won't learn yours.
     
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    Hell--just take all your McKinneys back and I'll be happy. I bet she's pissed that she didn't get nearly the coverage that Mel got for his little anti-semitic spree.
     

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