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Has the success of charter schools been a failure for civil rights?




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The idea is to combine the advantages of a private school with the access of a public school. Public money is channeled to special—and often specialized—schools that are freed from the normal restrictions of public school systems. There’s just one rule they have to follow: show results. But a new study from the Civil Rights Project at UCLA says there’s a problem: Charters schools have increased racial segregation.

Guests:

Gary Orfield, UCLA Professor and co-director of the Civil Rights Project

Jed Wallace, President and CEO of the California Charter Schools Association Project