[This article originally appeared in the blog of the Durham Association of Educators. Click HERE to read it and view its accompanying photographs.]
There is a lot to say about the role that the charter school movement is playing in North Carolina these days. There is nuance and research and a million different ways to take on the question. And, while I do feel clear that the rapid infiltration of charters promoted by the current NC General Assembly and its monied backers is little more than a foot-in-the-door towards privatization and spells disaster for our communities, that’s a whole ‘nother discussion for a whole ‘nother post.