Charter vs Public Schools: Which is Better for Black Students?
This is the fourth portion within the topic of the Role of Education. This discussion looks at whether charter or public schools are better for the Black students to thrive and succeed in education and how that decision impacts the Black Community.
The 3 Questions
1. Do you believe school choice is necessary for Black people, why or why not?
2. Have public school systems failed the Black Community, why or why not?
3. If money was equally distributed to every school no matter where the students lived, would that help or hurt the education system?
There are many people who believe education was best for Black students prior to integration. Although this is literally another topic within the Black Advancement’s focus, it begs the question of why some would feel that even under the oppressive conditions of segregation, our children were better served. Why would they believe this, simply, is because they believed the teachers, parents, and community were all invested in the school system and the success of all the students. Believe it or not, this argument is very similar to the charter or public school debate, specifically concerning Black students. With the education achievement gap seeming to never close and the proven systematic biases against Black students in public schools, many more are looking to other options to educate their children. In spite of all of those facts, there is a legit argument for having a public school option, primarily that it’s free and provides for a wide range of educational levels. With all things considered, do you believe that charter and or public schools are contributing to the destruction of the Black Community?
Please write in and response to our 3 poll questions or post some questions that you would like to see asked. These question and more were addressed on 09/23/2020 in our Roundtable which is also available on YouTube.