A consequence of New Orleans’ new “open-choice” school district, many students travel across town to attend school. Every morning, kindergarteners and first graders from New Orleans East ride Ms. Yolanda’s school bus to Akili Academy in the Gentilly neighborhood.
Filed Under: New Orleans in Depth
About the Author: Carter is a master in public policy candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government where she also is a senior editor for the Harvard Journal of African American Public Policy. She is specifically interested in how policy impacts minority and underserved populations. Originally from Los Angeles, Carter graduated from Brown University with a bachelor’s in international relations. In 2007, she secured a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship for studies at the University of the South Pacific and interned at the United Nations Development Program in Fiji. After, Carter worked at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington.