No Charters in Kentucky’s Race to the Top Application, But Why? Really?

It is now official. After much talk about the possibility of “Race to the Top” influencing Kentucky to adopt charter school legislation, the Senate Education Committee today voted down an amendment that would have given life to the charter
schools in the Commonwealth.
The proposed measure would have only allowed for the conversion of chronically low-performing schools into charter

Critics of the proposed amendment argued that a last-minute …
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Concerns Over Socioeconomic and Racial Resegregation in North Carolina Schools

School districts across North Carolina are on the verge of eliminating busing policies aimed at achieving racial and socioeconomic diversity in schools. Without those policies in place, those
districts would become systems of primarily neighborhood schools which will undoubtedly be as socioeconomically and racially segregated as the neighborhoods where they stand. …

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