People who exercise choice in educating their own children want black parents to exercise patience, writes Sharif El-Mekki, principal of Mastery Charter School in Philadelphia.
Mastery Charter School in Philadelphia is open to all students.
His middle-class friends choose their children’s schools, exert pressure to get their children the best teachers and pay for “tutoring, trips, camps, and experiences that can supplement what they believe their children need,” writes El-Mekki.
Many “choose their schools by choosing the neighborhood (gentrified, suburban, etc.) they can afford to live…
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