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
Date Written: February 23, 2018
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
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