A tale of two schools
Photo by Marsia Buchanan, NBC News
This is quickly turning into another day of sad and uplifting stories from the Katrina zone. There simply isn't enough time to tell them all.
This morning has been focused on the tale of two schools. One is mostly white, the other is mostly black. The African American school was nearly destroyed and the other school has taken them in. Both schools lost everything -- from books to blackboards. Even their school bus was swept up by the storm surge three miles inland here on the outskirts of Pascagoula, Miss.
They both need tuition assistance for their students. 98 percent of the teaching staff and student body lost their homes. I will blog later with direct addresses. As Marisa mentions below, both are Catholic elementary schools, if that matters. St. Peter the Apostle was started in the 1900s to educate the children of slaves. There are fears it may be too gone to save and the diocese is too broke to rebuild.
Read more from After the Storm: The Long Road Back, Martin Savidge
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