Monday, July 23, 2012

What I wrote in 2010 in response to a bogus UCLA report

This is what I wrote in 2010 in response to a bogus UCLA report:

The UCLA Report

Sunday, February 07, 2010


The Civil Rights Project at UCLA is out with a report blasting charter schools for being segregated.  I don't know whether to laugh or cry.  OF COURSE they're segregated – because most of them seek to serve students being failed the most by regular public schools – and guess what: most of these students are minority!  As Joe Williams and DFER note: "The UCLA Civil Rights Project seemingly wants to block minority parents from choosing to enroll their children in better schools simply because it feels those schools aren't white enough. What's up with that?"

Imagine if charter schools instead were disproportionately NOT minority (which, as James Forman points out below, was in fact the concern in the early days of charter schools) – then these nitwits would be blasting them for creaming.  If I read another study or article by clueless, out-of-touch-with-reality, knuckleheads in ivory towers, I'm gonna scream!

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