Tag Archives: School Choice

New Orfield Book: School Choice Exacerbating Inequality and Segregation

In the 20th century, some African American leaders argued for small selective group of leaders to be educated to lead the community. Then, as the century progressed, a more ecumenical approach to the education of all African American students was express in the sentiment of a rising education tide— improving schools for every student would lift all boats. For example, after the

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Eight Questions Betsy DeVos Won’t Get Right about School Vouchers #AERA17

We’re in a watershed moment for public education. Donald Trump has committed to spending $20 billion on market-based school choice, including charter schools and vouchers. He’s also proposed cutting afterschool programs, as well as college grants and federal work study programs for college students. But the most significant move away from public education our country is making right now is

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Professor vs. Advocate Debate: “Charters and Vouchers are the Answer”

Democracy must be built through open societies that share information. When there is information, there is enlightenment. When there is debate, there are solutions. When there is no sharing of power, no rule of law, no accountability, there is abuse, corruption, subjugation and indignation. Atifete Jahjaga Last evening we held a Cambridge-style debate at California State University Sacramento. The quick back

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Are charters the answer for ed? Testifying @NAACP charter school hearing

Are charters the answer for a nation’s long history of underserving the needs of poor children? The NAACP’s most recent national resolution on charter schools has elicited a vigorous discourse about charter schools in the United States. The nation’s largest and oldest civil right organization is also a democratic, community-based organization. As a result, the National Board of the NAACP

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New Study: Are Charters beacons of opportunity for Special Needs Students?

The extent to which special student populations (ELL, Special Education and Economically Disadvantaged) gain access to charter schools is understudied. The new study Separate and Unequal?: The Problematic Segregation of Special Populations in Charter Schools Relative to Traditional Public Schools utilizes state, district, and local level data to understand the enrollment of high-need special populations in charter schools compared with non-charter public schools. Vasquez

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Talking school choice research and history plus NAACP stance on charters

Julian Vasquez Heilig joins the Rick Smith Show to discuss school choice research and recent development in the civil rights community calling for a moratorium on charter schools. Please check out and follow my YouTube channel here. For more on what’s going wrong with charters click here. Please Facebook Like, Tweet, etc below and/or reblog to share this discussion with others. Want to

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10 Things to Know about the Charter School Debate

At separate conventions this summer, the NAACP and the Black Lives Matter Movement—the nation’s oldest and the youngest civil rights organizations—passed resolutions critical of charter schools and the privatization of education. We may have reached a watershed moment for market-based school choice. This article appeared here first at the Progressive Magazine. Here are 10 things to consider about the market-based charter schools debate:

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