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Charters & Choice News Roundup: Examining Race in Elite Private Schools

By Arianna Prothero — November 28, 2014 1 min read

This week on the Charters & Choice news roundup: a 22-year-old gets permission to open a charter school while The Wall Street Journal examines racism in private schools through two documentaries produced at elite campuses—one filmed by parents, the other by a school official.

Putting racism under the lens...

'But when you peel back the layers, there's still some lack of understanding around one's privilege and the implications of it,'" an official at Trinity, one of the most competitive private schools in New York City, told The Wall Street Journal.

How pricey is private school in your neck of the woods? The Atlantic examines what drives the cost of a private K-12 education, and why it varies so much across the country.

A new controversy has bubbled up in New York City between its charter schools and the city...

Does Detroit have too much school choice? Either way, a new report lays out several recommendations to make decision making easier for parents, including a universal enrollment system.

And now for the kicker...

Twenty-two-year-old Ted Morris got approval to open a charter school in Rochester, N.Y., then promptly resigns after revelations that he lied about his experience. Spoiler: It turns out the would-be charter school founder misrepresented his own educational background.

ICYMI:

Indiana lawmaker pushes for review of failing charter schools.

Oregon charter school enrollment hits an all-time high.

Over $3.7 million for Louisiana’s school voucher program goes unused.

If you have an idea for next week’s roundup, tweet me @ChartersNChoice or share it in the comments section below.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Charters & Choice blog.

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