Thoughts on Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and having a brand new baby boy
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Education, Philanthropy, and New Orleans
The Shreveport Times reports that the Carnegie Corporation has given over $14 million dollars to universities, the Broadmoor Improvement Association, and Teach for America. Money isn't everything, but it sure helps buy books, paint walls, and hire qualified teachers.
I grew up in Metairie, LA and lived in actual New Orleans for 12 years. The day that I turned 30, I moved to New Jersey and then to Easton, PA 4 years ago. As luck would have it, I was in New Orleans when Katrina approached and evacuated to Jackson, MS. Other than that, I am a Latin and history teacher at a small, independent school in NJ. I miss New Orleans a lot, think about it all the time, and try to go there whenever the work schedule allows.