Louisiana matters hugely to the fate of American public because of the myth that Néw Orleans had a miraculous transformation once Hurricane Katrina wiped out the public schools and the teachers’ union.

Julian Vasquez Heilig here explains that the myth is a lie.

The Louisiana Department of Education controls the data and they are not releasing it. When they do, it can’t be trusted. Bobby Jindal purged the Department to make sure he can keep the tale intact.

And this lie is being used to destroy public education and teacher professionalism across the country.

Read this important post!