Hechinger Report on racial divide in charter debate

There was  great report on Friday by Sarah Carr of The Hechinger Report about the racial divide in Mississippi’s charter school debate.

“Mississippi debate over charters, school reform evokes broader racial divide”

I highly recommend reading it to understand another nuance of what is expected to be the most hotly-contested issue of the current session. It speaks with Kenneth Wayne Jones, the only black Senator to vote for charter schools last year; examines the skepticism of black leaders and the reasons for their distrust and also pulls from examples in Washington D.C. and New Orleans.

The Hechinger Report is a non-profit news organization based at Columbia University in New York. Its focus is on producing in-depth education journalism. They are also working on an extensive project examining Mississippi’s education system and have done a great job with it. Those stories are available here.