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Mon Jan 28, 2013, 07:06 AM

In North Carolina, Nation: School Resegregation by Charter?

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/01/27-5

North Carolina could soon see a dramatic increase in the number of charter schools, with as many as 150 of the public-private hybrids opening across the state next year.

But new research from Duke University suggests the charter school boom will result in greater racial imbalance in the state's public education system -- and that can have negative educational consequences for students.

North Carolina limited the number of charter schools that could operate in the state to 100 until 2011. That's when the General Assembly -- with Republicans controlling both the House and Senate for the first time since Reconstruction and embracing a school-choice agenda -- lifted the cap.

Charter schools are K-12 schools that are publicly funded but privately run, are exempt from some regulations that traditional public institutions must follow, and are attended by choice rather than by assignment. Though operated as nonprofits, some are managed by for-profit corporations.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 07:27 AM

1. but of course...

And here I had thought that profit was the main motivation behind charters. Segregation, eh?

But of course..

How long will we suffer these bastards? When will we look at the poverty, fear, hate, and death that they create in an effort to maintain power and say "Enough, damn you! ENOUGH!" ???

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Mon Jan 28, 2013, 07:46 AM

2. KKK endorses charter schools because they increase segregation

KKK endorses charter schools because they increase segregation

The Knights of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) responds to “Segregated Charter Schools Evoke Separate but Equal Era

"The kids in the article below seem to be happy. Parents have been given a choice as to where to send their children and without government interference, many have selected schools with a student population that reflects the race of those children. In addition, many of these schools satisfy the children’s longing to identify with their racial history by incorporating cultural studies relating to their ethnicity. There is nothing wrong with this, yet some think it is terrible. In fact, the majority of people prefer to be around others who are like them. Even those who enjoy international travel and experiencing other cultures still, for the most part, live the rest of their life among those of similar racial background. Why does this make some social engineers so angry? It is only natural. Each race should have the right to determine their own affairs without interference. This is why homogeneous nations are good for world peace. Everyone needs their own space. And parents who choose charter schools for their children based upon this fact are doing so instinctually and its healthy. "

http://charterschoolscandals.blogspot.com/2012/01/kkk-endorses-charter-schools-bc-of.html

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 07:53 AM

3. Segregated schools have been around for a long time.

We have one in our town, plus a small outlying community has developed of almost all white population.
The houses are big and expensive ( $200,000 and up) and the kids all go to the private school.
I don't know how overt the racial divide for school admission, but "everyone knows" that is what is happening.

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