The Black Exodus to Charter Schools

March 6th, 2006 by Leave a Comment

Published Monday, March 06, 2006


MINNEAPOLIS — Something momentous is happening here in the home of prairie populism: black flight. African-American families from the poorest neighborhoods are rapidly abandoning the district public schools, going to charter schools, and taking advantage of open enrollment at suburban public schools. Today, just around half of students who live in the city attend its district public schools. Source: Wall Street Journal ( – suscription required), “Don’t Protest, Just Shop Somewhere Else,” March 2, 2006, Page A15

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