OPEN is proud to present The People’s Agenda, a report that highlights the New Orleans community’s priorities for the future of public schools and outlines a set of strategic policy and programmatic initiatives to achieve this vision.
The report began with OPEN’s ONE STEP campaign, a ten-month outreach and event series that was the first sustained effort to involve the public in post-Katrina education reforms. Through countless hours of dedication, discovery and dialogue, The People’s Agenda was formed.
This document represents the common objective of creating a high-quality school system that serves all students. From parents to businesspeople, from the Village de l’Est all the way to Algiers, Black, White, Hispanic, and Asian, youth leaders to seasoned citizens, New Orleanians weighed in to craft this community agenda for public education.