Saved by black alumni for black students under black leadership, a school owned and run by native New Orleanians is an anomaly in the post-Katrina landscape, where outsiders — non-New Orleanians — dominate the education reform efforts in the city. We, the collective we, stepped up and saved ourselves; an aspect that makes this victory all the sweeter.

Mark Moseley

Mark Moseley blogs at Your Right Hand Thief. Until mid 2014, Mark Moseley was The Lens' opinion writer, engagement specialist and coordinator for the Charter Schools Reporting Corps. After Katrina and...