Commentary: Why white parents might want to listen to black parents before opting out
This is graduation season, when an anticipated 3.3 million high school seniors will cross a stage and receive an elegant sheet of paper that announces their completion of an important phase of formal education. For the last few years, public school districts have proudly announced their increasing graduation rates: In the 2013-14 academic year, the...
By Cynthia Tucker Haynes | May 5, 2016
Commentary: Progressives like Bernie Sanders may be confused about charter schools, but black parents aren’t
Bernie Sanders isn’t the only progressive who is confused about charter schools. On the left, misunderstandings and mischaracterizations about non-traditional public schools abound, many of them spread by an educational establishment that fiercely guards its turf. One of the most popular misconceptions is that charter schools represent “takeovers” by wealthy corporate interests or rich conservatives...
By Cynthia Tucker Haynes | March 21, 2016