The charter school movement is growing fast all over the country, but in New Orleans charters encompass no less than 53% of all public school students. Are charters the answer to education reform? We hear about teachers' unions, student achievement and the impact on traditional public schools. Also, the Supreme Court shoots down the DC gun ban, and constructive diplomacy between the the US and North Korea could lead to the blowing up of a nuclear cooling tower on international TV.
Kindergartners look at name cards on their first day of school at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School for Science and Technology in the Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans, Louisiana. The school, closed since Katrina swept through in 2005 leaving it under 14 feet of water, finally re-opened August 13,2007. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images