In the new New Orleans educational landscape, school principals make house calls and families sign contracts pledging to one day get their four-year-olds to college. Come along on a home visit as principal Duke Bradley pitches his new school, opening this fall, to a family just figuring out what charter schools are.
Filed Under: New Orleans in Depth
About the Author: Alexandra Fenwick is a multimedia journalist who has worked as a reporter in daily newspapers in New Jersey and Connecticut for four years, including one year as an education reporter. She grew up on the Jersey shore, split her high school career between public school and private boarding school and later studied writing at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. She had a happy childhood, rode her bike everywhere and rarely got detention. She is trying to replicate that experience as an adult. Her byline has appeared in the Baltimore Sun, the Los Angeles Times, the Stamford Advocate, the Tribeca Tribune and Condé Nast's Portfolio.com. She graduated from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism in May 2009 and is currently an associate editor of the Columbia Journalism Review.