Florida charter schools are serving 177,000 students who are black or Hispanic. The parents of Frankie and Allen Clark enrolled them in Visible Men Academy charter school because they did not believe the district school shared their expectations for their sons.
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Not long ago, progressives like Harvard sociologist Christopher Jencks, once a leading light of the Voucher Left, strongly supported school choice & dismissed now-popular arguments against it.
The fight for educational freedom has always been part of the black experience in America. A recent rise in black homeschoolers is the latest chapter.
Editor’s note: This is the second post in our school choice wish series. See the rest of the line-up here. I wish those who are outraged and protesting that “black lives matter” over the two-tiered policing and criminal justice system would connect the dots and express similar outrage over our[Read More…]
Editor’s note: Dr. Howard Fuller is board chair of the Black Alliance for Educational Options. This is the fourth post in our #schoolchoiceWISH series. My parental school choice wish this year is to see substantive and real improvements in the life chances of all of our children, particularly those who[Read More…]
On graduation day 2013 for Franklin Academy in Tallahassee, the sanctuary at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church was packed with 1,500 guests who came to support the small private school’s 24 graduates. But there were two students who brought the guests to their feet. School Principal and Founder Margaret Franklin told[Read More…]
Editor’s note: This is the fourth and final post in our series commemorating the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Dr. Vernard Gant is director of Urban School Services with the Association of Christian Schools International. by Vernard T. Grant As the nation marks the 50th[Read More…]
Editor’s note: This is the third post in our series commemorating the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s Dream speech. It was January 18th, the Saturday of the MLK weekend in 1997, when I printed out the “I Have a Dream” speech. I’m not completely sure why, except that I was[Read More…]