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Paul Vallas has changed a lot in New Orleans over the last three years, especially for teachers. He’s given the schools under his jurisdiction more autonomy, letting principals hire and fire their own staff; he’s taken the “wind out of the sails” of the teacher’s union; and he’s hired about 500 Teach for America teachers - more than any other district has in TFA’s history. He’s changed the way New Orleans thinks about teaching - but will Vallas’ reforms remain after he moves on?
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