An Associated Press analysis from December 2017 found that many charter schools across the country are racially segregated, and that the academic performance in those schools lags behind public schools. But a lot of parents, including parents of color, claim that charter schools — even if they are racially segregated — are great alternatives to public schools that have failed their children.
MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with the following guests:
• Brandie Burris-Gallagher, Policy director at EdAllies
• Dan Shulman, attorney who argued the Cruz-Guzman v. the State of Minnesota school segregation case before the state Supreme Court
• Bernadeia Johnson, former superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools, and current assistant professor of educational leadership at MSU Mankato
Use the audio player above to hear the full conversation.