Charter Schools Are Racist? The Answer Isn’t Black and White | Darren Miller

From Education Week:

It’s been one year since members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored people took the extraordinary step of calling for a ban on new charter schools.

Their reasoning? Charters—mostly through a lack of accountability and regulations—were hurting black students.

The NAACP’s move cracked open a divide within the African-American community on the subject. A highly visible contingent of the charter sector is devoted to serving black and Latino students. Earl Phalen is part of that group. He’s the founder of a charter network of ten schools that…

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