Is the Charter Schools Program financing white-flight academies?
However, the privilege of segregation came with a cost — $5,000 a year in tuition that parents decided taxpayers should assume. As North Carolina teacher Justin Parmenter explains here, the academy’s parents created a Google site called “Let’s Charter Hobgood” to band together and convert the private academy to a charter school. In what looks like an attempt to allay any fears that the charter might be forced to integrate, the following was posted: “No current law forces any diversity whether it be by age, sex, race, creed.” After three attempts, parents pulled it off, and Hobgood Academy became a charter school.
Published at Mon, 07 Jun 2021 17:38:52 +0000
Article source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2021/06/07/is-federal-funding-financing-white-flight-academies/