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Current Events: Charter Schools The Obama Administration has decided to support the increase in number of charter school. A new program called “Race to the Top” was created to give 4.3 billion dollars in grants for reforming schools. These private institutions are open all over the country. There are some concerns about the increase in charter schools because of a new study that showed that charter schools increase racial segregation. There is twice the percentage of Black students enrolled in charter schools than in public schools. The charter schools in the areas where they are at are more segregated than the public schools in those areas. Latino students are the largest minority in American public schools and tend to be underrepresented in charter schools. Many of these minorities, that are underrepresented,
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Unformatted text preview: want to get a better education than that of the failing public school system but are not getting into them. There is a huge overrepresentation of whites in many of the charter schools in areas like California where there is a huge Latino population. Charter schools also create more class segregation. In most charter schools there is no free food for the students of lower classes. The charter schools need to be regulated if the federal government wants more of them. Civil rights provisions must be attached to charter schools if the federal government wants to put heavy pressure on building more of them. http://www.democracynow.org/2010/2/11/charter_study...
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