Commentary

School Outsourcing in the Big Easy

As various proposals are floated to bring New Orleans bankrupt school district back online,I’ll have to agree with New Orleans Parish school board member Jimmy Fahrenholtz: Jimmy Fahrenholtz, an Orleans Parish school board member, said he saw the disaster as a chance to “pare down to our fighting weight,” in terms of personnel. He also said the district should “outsource pretty much everything,” referring to such operations as food services, payroll, and purchasing. “We should be thinking about nothing but academics.”

Lisa Snell was the director of education and child welfare at Reason Foundation, a nonprofit think tank advancing free minds and free markets.