Are California’s Charter Schools the New Separate-but-Equal ‘Schools of Excellence,’ or Are They Worse Than Plessy?

Journal of Transformative Leadership and Policy Studies (Forthcoming)

23 Pages Posted: 5 Mar 2018 Last revised: 6 May 2018

Joseph Oluwole

Montclair State University

Preston Green

University of Connecticut

Date Written: February 23, 2018

Abstract

This article explains how charter schools provide California's black and Latino communities the opportunity to create modern separate-but-equal schools of excellence. However, they also pose a danger. Outside entities that prioritize financial gain are also seeking to offer charter schools to black and Latino communities. Unfettered charter school expansion spearheaded by these groups could further drain educational resources, thus creating a situation that would be even worse than Plessy v. Ferguson.

Keywords: charter schools, separate-but-equal, plessy v. ferguson, brown v. board of education, latinos, blacks

JEL Classification: I24, I22

Suggested Citation

Oluwole, Joseph and Green, Preston, Are California’s Charter Schools the New Separate-but-Equal ‘Schools of Excellence,’ or Are They Worse Than Plessy? (February 23, 2018). Journal of Transformative Leadership and Policy Studies (Forthcoming). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3128802

Joseph Oluwole

Montclair State University ( email )

Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
United States

Preston Green (Contact Author)

University of Connecticut ( email )

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