Education Secretary Arne Duncan called Hurricane Katrina “the best thing that happened to the education system in New Orleans” because it forced the community to take steps to improve low-performing public schools, according to excerpts from a television interview made public Friday.
Martin was quoted as saying: “What’s amazing is New Orleans was devastated because of Hurricane Katrina, but because everything was wiped out, in essence, you are building from ground zero to change the dynamics of education in that city.”
Duncan was quoted as replying: “It’s a fascinating one. I spent a lot of time in New Orleans, and this is a tough thing to say, but let me be really honest. I think the best thing that happened to the education system in New Orleans was Hurricane Katrina.
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Answer by Anonymous at 9:54 AM on Feb. 1, 2010
Easy words coming from someone that probably didn't lose a family member in Katrina.
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Answer by mancosmomma at 10:28 AM on Feb. 1, 2010
I think it is spoken by someone who has no ties to anyone that was killed in Katrina. Sometimes you need to think before you speak
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