Study: ‘White flight’ gets a nudge from Minnesota charter schools

  • Article by: Kim McGuire , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 8, 2013 - 8:16 PM

Findings show charter schools with mostly white student bodies are opening in diverse neighborhoods.

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realityfirstOct. 9, 13 4:33 PM

When will the left understand this has nothing to do with the color of people's skin. It is about a culture of valuing education and a culture of not valuing education. What are the graduation and college preparedness rates in Minneapolis? So I want to raise children in the city of Minneapolis but find the public schools unacceptable and can't afford Blake what is a parent who places an extremely high value on education supposed to do?

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jdlellis1Oct. 9, 13 7:03 PM

As long as public schools focus on the environment, diversity, bullying and other items as opposed to education fundamentals, this trend will continue. I have spoken with, read or heard people state that they want their kids in a diverse school. How about first, I want my child in a school with high academic performance!

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texas_technomanOct. 10, 13 7:08 AM

Pretty much the same thing that happened in the South after desegregation. I saw it first hand as late as the '80's.

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quincy7981Oct. 11, 13 9:30 AM

"The number of predominantly white charters in the suburbs grew by 40 percent from 2008 to 2013, the study’s authors say." What was the percentage growth of charter schools in general, or of charter schools that aren't predominantly white. Without that for comparison, the 40% figure means nothing. Nice reporting. If the number of charter schools in general went up by 40 or 50% (possible since the years cited have been the period when such schools have really exploded) then there really isn't a statistically-significant finding in this study. Let's do a little reporting and provide a meaningful context next time.

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