Resegregation by Charters in North Carolina?

by Diane Ravitch, 1/27/13

A new study of racial segregation in North Carolina shows that 30% of regular public schools are racially imbalanced, but 60% of charter schools are.

These findings echo the work of the UCLA Civil Rights Project, which has found that charter schools are frequently even more segregated than their surrounding district.

In Georgia, there are charter schools that are overwhelmingly white in districts where there are hardly any white students in the public schools. The Pataula Charter in Calhoun County is 75% white, but the local schools are only 2% white.

The first question is whether charter schools will become the new name for segregation academies?

The second question is why our society has turned its back on racial integration?

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