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Your Call: Groups call for charter school moratorium and more oversight

Nov 17, 2016

 

On the November 17th edition of Your Call, is it time for a charter school moratorium?

Growing concern over poorly run charter schools that exacerbate segregation, the NAACP and Black Lives Matter have called for a moratorium on them and for stronger oversight. Do the problems of charters outweigh their benefits? What impact do they have on neighborhoods, students, and public schools? It's Your Call, with me, Renee Kemp, and you.

Guests:

Kim Davis, a steering-committee member of Parents United For Public Schools

Rigel Massaro, staff attorney on the Education Equity Team at Public Advocates

Web Resources:

The Mercury News: California Virtual Academies: Is online charter school network cashing in on failure?

Unequal access: How Some California Charter Schools Illegally Restrict Enrollment

The Washington Post: NAACP ratifies controversial resolution for a moratorium on charter schools

East Bay Express: How a Handful of Pro-Charter Billionaires Flooded Oakland's School Board Elections With Cash

East Bay Express: Candidates Vying for Oakland School Board Seats Defined by Positions on Charter Schools