TV: New HBO Series Takes On Charters & Choice [corrected]
Leave it to The Wire's David Simon to work some scathing dialogue about school reform into his new HBO series, Treme, set in post-Katrina New Orleans. Here's a snippet from a father-daughter scene from the second episode:
Where'm I gonna to go to school?
Tulane's working on something for faculty kids. Lusher.
Lusher's not a high school Daddy.
They're adding high school.
Plus it's public.
Not anymore, it's charter.
Where are they going to put the high school?
They're taking over Forshey Fortier.
What about the Forshey Fortier kids? Where are they going to go?
Somewhere else, I guess.
That's not fair. Probably not. That's where we're at now.You want to go to school in New Orleans? So this is how it works. It's a zero-sum world, honey. Somebody wins. Somebody loses.