As this report from the National Education Policy Center shows, the test score gains have disproportionately benefited the most advantaged students. The rhetoric of corporate reform is always about 'saving poor black kids.' In New Orleans, they have not yet been saved. Diane Ravitch explains: 'T he mainstream media has been touting the success of privatization for almost ten years. States and districts have declared their intention to copy the New Orleans model, believing it was a great success. I just heard a CNN news report stating that the elimination of public schools was controversial, but test scores are up, and the city is investing in its children's futures. The same report said that 50% of black men are unemployed and 50% of black children live in poverty.'