Bush returns to New Orleans for 10th anniversary of Katrina
NEW ORLEANS - Former President George W. Bush says today is a day to celebrate the resurgence of New Orleans schools.
Bush spoke at a ceremony at Warren Easton Charter High School.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the state took over almost all the city's schools, which had been widely criticized before Katrina for failing to provide a good quality education.
Now almost all the city's schools are charter schools.
Bush praised the schools' progress, saying that parents have more choices and that teachers and principals have less bureaucracy hindering their work.
Critics have questioned the progress of the schools and lament the loss of neighborhood schools.
Bush was accompanied by his wife, Laura.
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