"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Saturday, January 09, 2016

NC Gov Cancels Charter Report Because of Facts

The leader of the North Carolina Taliban, Governor Dan Forest, has put a halt to a state charter school report because he finds the facts offensive.  The governor has ordered that some sweet-sounding speculation be added to go with the harsh facts associated with the charter resegregation process underway in North Carolina schools:
Forest said a primary concern about the report was that it cited a study last year by Duke University researchers who wrote that "the charter schools in North Carolina are increasingly serving the interests of relatively able white students in racially imbalanced schools."

The report, prepared by the charter school office of the state Department of Public Instruction, said while black and white children attend charter schools and traditional public schools in similar proportions overall, individual charter schools are more racially segmented.
Read more at http://www.wral.com/forest-wants-revamp-to-too-negative-charter-school-report/15220093/#soRSiVFy54d3cq8b.99

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