Then it seems we can all agree to dislike the last person over the fence. I'm down
The public education issues in New Orleans stretch back generations, long before Teach for America.
There seems to be a 'bogeyman' of outsiders coming into the city, changing our culture, but the overwhelming majority of new residents I meet are here to revel in and preserve our culture. I haven't found a single transplant in my neighborhood (also bywater) in support of changing the go cup laws, live music bans or curfews.
The interviewed resident is just one person's experience and ms paz is entitled to her opinion, but we as natives need to join in the discussion about how our city is run in productive ways. I don't have the same aversion to Protestants, nor do I think they're trying to destroy our culture, but if you're worried...vote, show up at neighborhood association meetings.
We are guilty of a very provincial attitude here in New Orleans and I think it's time we change the conversations we're having. Outsiders aren't the reason our schools are underperforming or our crime rates are high. I'm no longer willing to just point at these new transplants and blame them for my taxes going up
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