Hurricane Katrina

VIDEO: Bush Visits New Orleans 10 Years After Katrina

Bush spoke at a ceremony at Warren Easton Charter High School.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the state took over almost all the city's schools, which had been widely criticised before Katrina for failing to provide a good quality education.

Now almost all the city's schools are charter schools.

Former President Bush arrives in Mississippi

Bush spoke Friday, saluting then-Gov. Haley Barbour, as well as U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker and former Sen. Trent Lott.

George W. Bush returns to New Orleans for 10th anniversary of Katrina

He's chosen to deliver remarks at Warren Easton Charter High School, the same school he visited on the first anniversary of the catastrophic storm. He is accompanied by his wife, Laura, whose library foundation helped rebuild what is the oldest public school in New Orleans.

The school's success is one of the president's brighter moments in what was an extremely trying time for the Bush administration. Bush was vilified for his government's lackluster response.

Obama walks New Orleans streets, says city 'moving forward'


He offered the city as an example of what can happen when people rally to build a better future after extraordinary trials.

The president's first stop on a visit marking the storm's 10th anniversary was Tremé, one of the oldest black neighborhoods in America and an area that experienced significant flooding during Katrina. A cheering crowd welcomed him to a place where homes inundated by the storm have been rebuilt.