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High Marks for Vallas

From: Learning Matters
Series: Paul Vallas in New Orleans
Length: 09:56

Urban education expert Michael Casserly tells John Merrow why Superintendent Paul Vallas deserves an A- for his first year in New Orleans.

115_small Mike Casserly is head of the Great City Schools, an organization that represents the largest school districts in the country. From the start, Casserly has been a staunch supporter of Paul Vallas, a veteran brought in to turn around New Orleans' troubled Recovery school district. We've been following Vallas for the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer for the past year. Mike Casserly talked with John Merrow at the end of the school year.

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Mike Casserly is head of the Great City Schools, an organization that represents the largest school districts in the country. From the start, Casserly has been a staunch supporter of Paul Vallas, a veteran brought in to turn around New Orleans' troubled Recovery school district. We've been following Vallas for the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer for the past year. Mike Casserly talked with John Merrow at the end of the school year.

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