On Friday, August 26th, 2005, Miss Perlik wrote the following on the board at Dibert Elementary School here in New Orleans:
This school, like much of New Orleans, has been virtually untouched since Katrina. It makes me think about how archaeologists love destruction because it freezes a moment in time. It also makes me think about what happened in New Orleans after Katrina, and I wonder if Miss Perlik was teaching today at Dibert, would she still write that New Orleans is part of the United States of America? Just sharing my depression on the 4th of July.