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New Orleans’ new Superintendent of Schools, Paul Vallas, has received national attention for his sweeping initiatives – free laptop computers for every high school student, an extended school day, a special school for overage underachievers. So how does his boss, the State Superintendent of Schools, Paul Pastorek, judge Vallas’ progress? We caught up with Pastorek at the ceremonial demolition of one of the city’s storm ravaged school buildings to talk about school reconstruction, charter schools, technology in the classroom, and most importantly, to hear what Paul had to say about Paul.
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