About 800 parents showed up; the Recovery School District was expecting about 100.
Some schools offer counseling and specialized teaching for their most troubled students.
Trained in counseling and special ed, the teachers know how to deal with kids in crisis.
New Orleans has become a case study in how children and families are affected by decentralization of public education and mental health systems. The problem is particularly urgent because more schoolchildren suffer from mental health issues here than in other parts of the country.
Ira Thomas and Nolan Marshall Jr. accuse one another of misdeeds involving school contracts.