NC public charter schools stymied by funding – Rhonda Dillingham
A recent report from policy analyst Kris Nordstrom at the N.C. Justice Center claims that charter schools are contributing to increasing racial segregation. Public charter schools are free public schools that are open to all students, and only make up 6 percent of all public schools nationwide.
Charter schools should not be labeled as a major contributor to an ongoing problem of segregation. Nordstrom himself states, “It is unclear how much of the increase in racially isolated schools is due to education policy decisions (i.e. school choice, school assignment plans, school district borders, etc.).”