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Are Charter Schools Civil Rights Failures?

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Are Charter Schools Civil Rights Failures?

Are Charter Schools Civil Rights Failures?

Are Charter Schools Civil Rights Failures?

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A recent study by the Civil Rights Project at the University of California-Los Angeles says that charter schools are a civil rights failure, citing increasingly segregated enrollment as one of many issues. On the other hand, many experts say that charter schools are a success for students and the community at large. The study titled "Choice without Equity: Charter School Segregation and the Need for Civil Rights Standards." Host Michel Martin discusses the study’s findings with Gary Orfield, co-director of the Civil Rights Project who oversaw the research.