New Orleans

New Orleans will drown again, maybe in the next few days

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 13/07/2019 - 9:38pm in

In 2005 I explained exactly how New Orleans drowned and would drown again, maybe in the next days.

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How Katrina took the rap for destroying New Orleans when the real culprit was Big Oil

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 13/07/2019 - 1:36am in

Mother Nature took the rap for destroying New Orleans when the real culprit was the surge up MR-GO and the missing marshes. MR-GO was Katrina’s welcome mat to the city — a "Hurricane Highway.”

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Solidarity for Survival

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 12/07/2019 - 5:00pm in


When disaster hits, many people are helped by their communities—not the government.

The Rise of the *Portfolio* Model for Schools

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 01/03/2019 - 1:02am in

The portfolio model of school district management—it sounds technocratic, even a little bit weedy and yet it’s arguably one of the hottest button topics in our great education debate today. You may have heard the ‘p’ word mentioned in the context of recent teachers strikes in LA and Denver, and if you haven’t, well, you’ll likely be hearing it soon. That’s because there’s big money lining up to bring the portfolio model to a school district near you. A new organization backed by two billionaires—that would be Reed Hastings of Netflix fame and hedge funder John Arnold—will be pushing aggressively and expensively to expand the portfolio model across the country. But what is it exactly? In the latest episode of Have You Heard, Jennifer and Jack are joined by Katrina Bulkley, author of Between Public and Private: Politics, Governance and the New Portfolio Models for Urban Education Reform. Bulkley walks us through the central tenets of portfolio-ism and also sheds some lights on why districts that have embraced the portfolio push seem to be, well, on fire.

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