“I don’t get it”, you say to me. “Why do you keep harping on education, and insist on saying that there’s racism involved? Aren’t you just imagining things? Isn’t it a class issue that has nothing to do with race? Aren’t charter schools a good thing?”
No, charter schools are NOT a good thing. And yes, our education system in the US has EVERYTHING to do with racism.
But there are folks who can say it better than I can, so here’s this. Pay particular attention to the fifth paragraph.
And while you’re there, check out this blogger’s take on KIPP schools.