Monday, March 30, 2015

The Cowen administration

The good news is the Mayor doesn't have any direct control over the school system.

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has tapped a former Tulane University government expert to run his administration's economic development strategy.

Rebecca Conwell, a business consultant who spent 14 years with Tulane alternately serving as chief of staff for the president, interim director of the education policy-oriented Cowen Institute and a lobbyist for the university with state and local governments, came on board as Landrieu's senior adviser for economic development.

The bad news is, it's pretty messed up anyway.


elsbet said...

We're not going to develop New Orleans by relying on a school whose graduates mostly leave and return to the 49 other states from whence they came solely to study here for four years. It's as if Mitch doesn't know there's a public university right here in the city. Named for the city, in fact.

elsbet said...

And who names an institute after himself? Why isn't it the Tulane Institute for Education Policy?