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How I Got Schooled at the NAACP Hearing

NAACP Hearing — Charter schools are marketing themselves to white families as a way to send their kids to school without “those kids.”

Source: How I Got Schooled at the NAACP Hearing

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About Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig (670 Articles)
Julian Vasquez Heilig is an award-winning researcher and teacher. He is currently a Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and the Director of the Doctorate in Educational Leadership at California State Sacramento.

6 Comments on How I Got Schooled at the NAACP Hearing

  1. Superb article. Honest discussion of public education, and brilliant conclusion on the ultimate goal of private charter schools.

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  2. Superb article. Honest discussion of public education, and brilliant conclusion on the ultimate goal of private charter schools.

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  3. Carrie Jacobson // February 19, 2017 at 1:02 pm // Reply

    I used to teach on the Westside. Everything that Karen Wolfe said is true. My school was particularly targeted by Ben Austin and Parent Revolution – they worked like hell to convert our school into a charter. I met with parents that admitted they were afraid to send their kids to a school with “those children” and formed their own charter school nearby where most neighborhood white kids now go. My former school was forced to convert to charter or close its doors due to a massive decrease in enrollment by neighborhood white kids.

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  4. The student separation game is complex: Once our low-income inner-city district had been invaded for test-score “failure” and, over time, managed to use charter schools to create a separated school system which forced out particularly unwanted students, many of those students ended up in a neighboring district which quickly began to publish their need to create charter schools specifically to house “those kids.”

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  5. This sounds like a seminal event. I heard from my friend, Larry Lawrence, that your remarks were well done and worth hearing. He said there was a video stream. Is that video available?

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