ERIC Number: EJ1091286
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
The Mass Termination of Black Veteran Teachers in New Orleans: Cultural Politics, the Education Market, and Its Consequences
Buras, Kristen L.
Educational Forum, v80 n2 p154-170 2016
This article chronicles the mass firing of veteran teachers in New Orleans, most of them African American, following Hurricane Katrina. The role of Teach for America in providing inexperienced White teacher recruits from outside the community is critiqued. Countering the ahistorical discourse that blames Black veteran teachers for the shortcomings of New Orleans public schools, the author reveals what is lost if the culture of the community is replaced by the culture of the market.
Descriptors: Experienced Teachers, Teacher Dismissal, African American Teachers, Politics of Education, Natural Disasters, National Organizations, Political Influences, Teacher Recruitment, Labor Market, Teacher Associations, Court Litigation, Race, Charter Schools, Culture Conflict
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana