OF COURSE, IT MUST BE SEGREGATION WHEN THE PARENTS WHO CHOOSE ARE BLACK AND BROWN

By Kimberly Smith and Trish Dziko, National Charter Collaborative We’ve spent the past week trying to decipher the motivations behind the recent Associated Press article that claims charter schools are encouraging segregation solely by the fact that many educate underserved Black and Brown children. The articles – which appeared in localized versions in Albany, Detroit and Columbus – claim that while four percent of district schools enrolled a student body that is… Read More

Should I make my kids participate in the school lunch program as a form of class solidarity?

My kids absolutely refuse to eat the hot lunch at school. Whenever we talk about it, they curl their little noses, roll their eyes, and act as if even considering school food is the funniest joke I’ve ever told. They say they resist because the lunch is gross, which it usually is, but I suspect there is something more to the story. When I visit their school in the morning, I notice… Read More