Poor and Minority Communities Gain Big from Charter Schools
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  • Pete

    And as crass as it might be to some, let me mention that charter schools tend to be less costly to the taxpayer than the traditional public schools. That should could for something, too. No?

    • Tom

      You’d think so. But, unfortunately, that means less money for teachers’ unions. And education spending is more about them and the administrators than anything else. Which is backwards.

  • Andrew Allison

    This outcome suggests to me that the parents of black and Hispanic children recognize that minority-dominated public schools have different standards and results than white-dominated ones.

  • Bruno_Behrend

    There never will be a singular “solution to all of our educational woes.”

    The idea alone is preposterous. This is why we need to dismantle the “one-size-fits-all” model of district centralization and ‘common core’ dumbing-down.

    We need to atomize the system by expanding independent education options, and allowing the money follow the child to option that best suits them.

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