White Parents in North Carolina Are Using Charter Schools to Secede from the Education System

Jeff Guo, Washington Post, April 15, 2015

It is hard, at first, to find anything wrong with the idea that some public schools should have the freedom to be a little different. This was the original pitch for charter schools, as think-tank scholars Richard Kahlenberg and Halley Potter recount in their recent book A Smarter Charter.

“Schools were meant to be laboratories for experimentation from which the traditional public schools could learn,” Kahlenberg told the Post’s Valerie Strauss last week.

President Obama has lavished praise on charters for this same reason,calling them “incubators of innovation in neighborhoods across our country.” His administration has provided more in charter school grants than any other.

It’s true that the charter movement has a sunny side. KIPP schools, for instance, mostly serve low-income and minority students, putting them through extra-long school days and imposing strict rules on their behavior. Many KIPP schools have accomplished what their public school counterparts couldn’t: yanking up test scores for kids on the wrong side of the achievement gap.

But for every successful school, there have also been failures. The research is mixed on the performance of charter schools, and it’s a mistake to believe that different is necessarily better. The question then becomes one of equity: Who gets to attend the good charter schools?

Setting aside the drama between charters and teachers unions, or complaints that charter schools lead to the privatization of public education, there has been the persistent critique that charters increase inequality by plucking advantaged students out of traditional public schools.

The most recent cautionary tale comes from North Carolina, where professors at Duke have traced a troubling trend of resegregation since the first charters opened in 1997. They contend that North Carolina’s charter schools have become a way for white parents to secede from the public school system, as they once did to escape racial integration orders.

“They appear pretty clearly to be a way for white students to get out of more racially integrated schools,” said economics professor Helen Ladd, one of the authors of the draft report released Monday.

Charter schools in North Carolina tend to be either overwhelmingly black or overwhelmingly white–in contrast to traditional public schools, which are more evenly mixed. {snip}

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Parental preferences are part of the problem. The charter school admissions process is itself race-blind: Schools that are too popular conduct lotteries between their applicants. But if a school isn’t white enough, white parents simply won’t apply.

In previous research, Ladd discovered that white North Carolina parents prefer schools that are less than 20 percent black. This makes it hard to have racially balanced charter schools in a state where more than a quarter of schoolchildren are black.

“Even though black parents might prefer racially balanced schools, the fact that white parents prefer schools with far lower proportions of black students sets up a tipping point,” the authors write. “Once a school becomes ‘too black,’ it becomes almost all black as white parents avoid it.”

Looking at students in grades 4-8, the researchers found that the regular public school population in North Carolina has become less white over the past 15 years (from 64.1 percent white to 53 percent white), while the charter school population has grown more white (from 58.5 percent white to 62.2 percent white).

Not only that, but the kids choosing charter schools these days also seem to be more able. The researchers examined how students had been scoring on standardized tests before they entered charter school. It used to be that kids with below average test scores applied to charter schools. But in recent years, the kids going into charter schools tend to have above-average test scores.

The researchers argue that this changing mix of students explains much of the test score gains among North Carolina’s charter schools. By their calculations, the schools haven’t gotten that much better at teaching students–but they have gotten better at attracting more able students.

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  • White parents in North Carolina are using charter schools to secede from the education system

    Oh boy. This one’s gonna be a doozy. I can already tell. “Secede.”

    It’s true that the charter movement has a sunny side. KIPP schools, for instance, mostly serve low-income and minority students, putting them through extra-long school days and imposing strict rules on their behavior.

    They are de facto orphanages.

    The most recent cautionary tale comes from North Carolina, where professors at Duke have traced a troubling trend of resegregation since the first charters opened in 1997. They contend that North Carolina’s charter schools have become a way for white parents to secede from the public school system, as they once did to escape racial integration orders.

    Cautionary? Troubling? Segregation? Secede? Integration? I’m sure they also aid in the re-institution of slavery.

    “Even though black parents might prefer racially balanced schools, the fact that white parents prefer schools with far lower proportions of black students sets up a tipping point,” the authors write. “Once a school becomes ‘too black,’ it becomes almost all black as white parents avoid it.”

    Black parents and white parents actually want the same thing here: To avoid black schools.

    Looking at students in grades 4-8, the researchers found that the regular public school population in North Carolina has become less white over the past 15 years (from 64.1 percent white to 53 percent white), while the charter school population has grown more white (from 58.5 percent white to 62.2 percent white).

    Running out of white students to act as buffers to black dysfunction.

    Ladd said that she would like to see charter schools be required to provide services on a par with what public schools offer.

    Which is obviously working out so great for public schools, or rather, social service agencies that occasionally get around to a little bit of education.

    Similar problems have plagued other places. In December, the ACLU and the Community Legal Aid Society filed a complaint claiming that Delaware’s charter schools were re-segregating students. Top charter schools were disproportionately white, they say, in part because Delaware allows them to impose admissions requirements on their students.

    Even if charters can’t have actual admissions standards, they can make their application process so rigorous and time consuming that slug parents won’t do it, meaning that the odds are high that only motivated parents and (“hopefully”) their motivated students will ever make it through the application process.

    As America’s neighborhoods become increasingly segregated, it will take conscious effort to prevent public schools from also becoming more segregated, whether by race or by class or by disability. In the South, there were once private “segregation academies” for white students to avoid integrated schools. Without planning for diversity, North Carolina’s charter schools are at risk of resurrecting that legacy.

    That’s because the purpose of white students today is nothing more for them to be punching bags, higher IQ and better behaved buffers for out and outright Blackboard Jungle black dysfunction. It’s not like the white school student is an actual human being.

    • Oil Can Harry

      The author begins by claiming “the charter school movement has a sunny side”: KIPP schools.
      In other words all-black charter schools are fine but all-white ones are sinister, leading to secession and segregation.

      • It goes like this: “White people are racist and evil. But we want to integrate with them.” Yeah, makes sense, huh?

        • JohnEngelman

          Responsible black parents want their children to go to predominantly white schools because they know their children will be safe there. Unfortunately, as soon as some get in, more get in. Soon, what was a decent school becomes a black board jungle.

          It is the same way with blacks moving into white neighborhoods. The first blacks to move in are escaping black criminals. They are followed by black criminals. Soon what was once a thriving white working class neighborhood becomes an asphalt jungle.

          The Negro race evolved in the African jungle. It shows.

          • Weisheit77

            When you don’t talk about Democrats, a 70% tax rate, and the Eskimo economist from the NYT you actually make sense. I’ll be back in Newark soon.

          • JohnEngelman

            Most Americans have benefited when the rich have been heavily taxed.

          • Weisheit77

            Most Americans benefited when we helped destroy the greatest in the economies in the world as we hid safely behind out two oceans. I think the tax rate had previous little to do with it.

          • JohnEngelman

            Total taxes as a share of GDP in 2006 for Germany was 35.6 percent. For the United States it was 28.0 percent.

          • Charles Martel

            In France they did have a tax of that magnitude that made several flee.

          • Weisheit77

            John seems to believe that when the tax rate is 70 percent, the rich actually pay it.

          • Charles Martel

            I guess he didn’t know liberal politicians take bribes as well. Harry Reid’s eye came from not delivering Bundy’s ranch to the Chinese.

          • newscomments70

            It’s strange, some seem to want peace, quiet and prosperity, but the equilibrium is always malaise.

          • ElComadreja

            Everything else that comes along with that infinitesimal minority isn’t worth it. They are an evolutionary dead end.

          • Earl P. Holt III

            A+

          • Seniorsquadldr

            Like cockroaches, see one, you have an infestation problem. Negros need a tribal homeland. A tribal homeland is the only humane way to deal with the black plague.

        • Charles Martel

          Lets go be oppressed

      • GeneticsareDestiny

        The funny thing about the author praising KIPP schools is that KIPP schools succeed in educating black and Hispanic students precisely because they have freedoms that public schools do not. They are allowed to kick students out for misbehaving, and the long school days and large amounts of homework act as a selective pressure against lower-IQ kids with high time preference.

        The blacks and Hispanics who cause so much trouble at public schools get kicked out or switch out of KIPP schools pretty quickly, which is why KIPP schools look like they’re succeeding. Public schools can’t do that, which is why they continue to have high rates of crime and low test scores from these demographic groups.

        • Charles Martel

          They can skim the 1/32 parts non white like Elizabeth Warren claimed to be.

      • Albert

        Amazing how they never see the double standard : P

      • Charles Martel

        Education Realist covers reality of schooling. The ones that close the achievement gap lower the bar, cheat, or count Asians as something else.

    • WR_the_realist

      Black parents and white parents actually want the same thing here: To avoid black schools.

      You nailed it, QD.

      • Charles Martel

        Just like everyone wants to live in a white neighborhood.

    • Earl P. Holt III

      Do dem Profeesers at Duke be sendin dey own chirrens into dem hyley intragated pubic skools what bees in dem blak areas?

      • Seniorsquadldr

        Nope.

        • Earl P. Holt III

          Dass sho nuff supprisin to ussens…!

  • MooTieFighter

    White people, If you can, get your kids out of public schools. Our local schools were dispersing whites within blacks to help them “keep up”. Teachers admitted the practice and the fact they used my kids to “tutor” blacks as they failed to be learning themselves. I send my kids to learn, not be tutors. If they want to be educators later, fine, but now I want them educated.

    • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

      If they learned to stay the hell away from blacks, and you don’t end up with any nappy headed grandkids, I’d say they learned the most important lesson of all. But I understand where you’re coming from. Did you send them to private schools? I plan on sending mine to private school, but I’ve heard that even private schools are courting “diversity”. I don’t get it, nobody wants to send their kids to schools with blacks, but now private schools are trying to recruit them and give them “scholarships”?

      • John Smith

        Had a cousin who was going down that path in Austin, but with Mexicans instead. Her family got her back to the Midwest just in time (and for this very reason), because she became gravid her senior year, fortunately with a white child. She also went on to college with help from her parents with her child.

      • Blackfish

        I think they only want to recruit a few of them, chiefly to include in the pictures in their glossy brochures!

        The people who run these places are also ordinarily unabashedly liberal and want to assuage their white guilt for making big bucks as the headmaster of a private school by “helping the less fortunate.” They are smart enough, however, not to admit more than a few to avoid real trouble at the school. Let’s face it, the kind of people that pay the outrageous tuition these place command (especially in places like Manhattan) don’t want little Schuyler to be beaten to a pulp by an “inner city youth”!

        • The Worlds Scapegoat

          “The people who run these places are also ordinarily unabashedly liberal and want to assuage their white guilt for making big bucks as the headmaster of a private school by “helping the less fortunate.””

          Equality is important, but money is more important.

          .

        • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

          Jeez, that’s what Photoshop is for! Haha, and anyone named “Schuyler” might need a few beat downs…well, actually the parents do.

        • Charles Martel

          Education realist says they skim the top 1% of non Asian minorities who might only be 1/8 or less NAM

        • Earl P. Holt III

          …for the “Team Photo”…

      • Spaniard in LA

        My sister pays $900 a month in tuition for her son and has now decided he will be transferring next semester. Apparently, the school began recruiting football players from the local ghetto and it has gone to hell. Lockers have been broken into and several cars have been vandalized.

        • Earl P. Holt III

          They develop their speed-of-foot attempting to evade the police in the obligatory foot-chase. The faster ones succeed, and the slower ones are caught and incarcerated, which is why they are so fleet…

    • Irish

      I’ve been sending my kids to a Catholic school for the last few years at considerable expense, for both educational, but also very important to me religious reasons. New principal came in last year, much of the staff was either fired or quit. Turns out the school is now excepting State vouchers to allow in more deserving poor, (read minorities) presumably to boost it’s bottom line.. The school is now 40% non-White..Needless to say, my 3 children shan’t be attending in the fall.

      • Alexandra1973

        I have to ask–why Catholic school? They’re the ones inviting the greaseritos in here, for starters!

        • Irish

          Because I’m a Roman Catholic and it’s generally a much better educational system. .FTR, the evangelical & Mainline Protestant churchs want them as much or more. The evengelicals in particular have been very successful drawings in Hispanic families over the last few decades..Social Marxism has infected all the large institutions in this country, unfortunately that includes our houses of worship.

        • ElComadreja

          The local parochial school here is chock full of them.

    • John Smith

      Sometimes being a “tutor” can help even the tutor learn better, but I doubt that with negro students because you need to see progress for the kids to have a sense of accomplishment for having done so.

    • Weisheit77

      As a victim of bussing, I heartily agree. Not to insult anyone who has been in war, but I think I have PTSD from the experience. I didn’t learn anything until I got to college and that’s a joke these days.

    • The Worlds Scapegoat

      “…and the fact they used my kids to “tutor” blacks as they failed to be learning themselves.”

      When I was in school, I was also suppose to tutor “minorities.” I solved the problem by teaching them wrong. I would have to endure 15-30 minutes of the teacher calling me stupid, but it was worth it not having to tutor the dummies. I still got A’s and B’s in the class.

      .

    • ElComadreja

      It doesn’t work. The blacks will drag the white kids down to their level.

      • Charles Martel

        That’s the entire point of common core to drag Asians & whites down to black/brown level

      • Seniorsquadldr

        Negros can not be “educated”, most of them are not trainable for any useful purpose. Crime, parasitism, drugs, breeding, blaming everyone else, is about all they can manage.

    • LostHearts

      My niece in Middle School had a black woman as a science teacher. On the first day of school, she told the teacher that she was related to Madame Curie. The teacher asked “Who is she?”. I’m not kidding. This same “teacher” was jumping from desk to desk as she passed out candy for Halloween. This is a mainly white school, but one has to wonder how long it is going to remain so. Very sad.

    • Seniorsquadldr

      Any parent, that sends her child to a Reich Indoctrination Center, should be arrested for child abuse.

  • JohnEngelman

    The most recent cautionary tale comes from North Carolina, where professors at Duke have traced a troubling trend of resegregation since the first charters opened in 1997. They contend that North Carolina’s charter schools have become a way for white parents to secede from the public school system, as they once did to escape racial integration orders.

    – Jeff Guo, Washington Post, April 15, 2015

    Those professors at Duke have the obligation to send their children to predominantly black public schools, or they have the obligation to stop their hypocritical complaining.

    • IstvanIN

      They probably don’t have children.

      • newscomments70

        I’m sure a number of them are homosexuals. That is actually common in liberal arts colleges. Far left, liberal beta males surround themselves with young men. It’s disgusting, but it makes sense. Engineering, polytech schools are the best options for young white men. They can avoid the left-wing indoctrination and the LGBT nonesense.

        • John Smith

          And DINK couples who focused on their careers instead of families.

      • JohnEngelman

        Liberals are never so hypocritical as on the subject of race. They favor school integration, while sending their children to white schools. They call for a conversation on race, while making an honest conversation dangerous for anyone to participate in who does not blame whites for black deficiencies and problems.

        • Irish

          Two words-Sidwell Freinds

        • expitch

          An honest question. Since you are liberal on economics and the reverse on race, how do you resolve this tension when you vote?

          • JohnEngelman

            I vote Democrat. I might vote Green. I will n ever vote Republican or Libertarian.

          • Susan

            Why do you vote democrat? Which of their policies do you like?

          • JohnEngelman

            The most important issue for me is the growing income gap. I favor a well financed public sector of the economy paid for by steeply progressive taxation. I favor strong labor unions, a high minimum wage, and higher unemployment compensation.

            I prefer Elizabeth Warren, because she has made this issue and these goals hers. I am content to vote for Hillary Clinton or Joe Biden.

      • The Worlds Scapegoat

        Then they should adopt some black children. Preferably gay crack babies with sever personality disorders.

        .

        • Charles Martel

          The funniest thing I ever read was an article about crack babies that beat the odds that pretended gay lesbian parenting had anything to do with it, but all of the crack babies that beat the odds of not being super stupid are white.

  • Race Heretic

    Damn those evil whites for wanting their children to have schools that teach where they aren’t scared for their children’s wellbeing.

    Most white people I know don’t give a tinker’s damn about the external phenoypes of where their children go to school – but they want them to be safe and to be educated. That doesn’t happen in a mostly black school which is why whites run.

  • Red

    Another article blaming whites. They never look at the other side of the equation, do they?

  • RacialRay

    Pulling the kids out of public school and sending them to Catholic school stretched the budget to the breaking point early on, but its still the single best investment my wife and I made in our lives. I would go into hock to do it again, if I had to.

    There was some “diversity” in the Catholic schools here, particularly in the early grades which cost considerably less to attend than the more elite high schools. But they did not take EBT cards in the cafeteria, and only those who cared enough about their children to pony up the private school tuition sent them. This resulted in a quantum difference between the mindset and behavior of the average non-white in Catholic high school compared to those in the public schools.

    • Also Catholic schools have the option of expelling the most disruptive students.

    • The All Seeing Bry

      When I went to a private Catholic school we had only 2 negroes in my class of 200. They were there on government assistance (the government bribes the diocese with money to send “inner city” kids to our private schools) and would always brag and gloat about how they went for free, while all of us Whiteys had to pay thousands of dollars.

      • Rob

        Should have kicked those negroes out

      • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

        I’m sure they got nothing out of it. Are they in prison or dead yet?

      • Cid Campeador

        Were the two Black kids obnoxious?

        • bv

          How could they not be? It’s their defining character.

      • Blackfish

        A similar ratio in the Jesuit high school I attended. I still remember one was expelled,the day after football season ended! That’s some social justice, eh Padre?

      • bv

        They have no sense of embarrassment or shame with regards to being parasites, do they? I would’ve kept my mouth shut about being on welfare but these idiots gloat about!!

        We have to stop this “giving the benefit of a doubt” rationale, it clearly doesn’t apply to this species.

        • Irish

          You’re forgetting America owes it to them..40 acres & a mule and all that stuff..My little kids school is becoming so diversified , at tax payers expense (vouchers) I’m putting them in the public school closer to our home. It’s a fairly highend area so amazingly is far more monochromatic (White) than the Catholic School I was paying dearly for, and my wife was driving 6 miles each way to get to.. My only only real qualms about it is the loss of the religious aspect, but that’s what CCD (Sunday School) is for.

          • bv

            I’m tuning my violin for the sad song of sorrow for the mules.

  • MekongDelta69

    Charter schools for the ‘perpetually oppressed’ = GOOD, NOBLE, WONDERFUL

    Charter schools for Whites = EVIL, RACIST, EXCLUSIONARY

    • LexiconD1

      All the black charter schools in my school district were abject failures, and closed within a few years. We’ve recently had new ones open up, but they are where the truly dumb kids go (black and Mexican.) No one expect much out of them, but it keeps them away from the kids who have a chance at graduation.

      for the record, I only recently found out about them, when looking up Charter School failure in my district earlier this week.

  • LexiconD1

    A good education is the most important thing you can give your child (among other things that don’t really need to be expressed in this post, but should be obvious.) If they don’t have a firm grasp of the fundamentals at the elementary level, then you are setting them up for a lifetime of failure.

    I do not blame these parents one iota.

    • I agree. It is a sad day when a parent has to explain why they want what is best for their own children, and be made to feel guilty about it! More than insane.

    • A Freespeechzone

      Not to mention that many schools that have a significant number of blacks can be downright dangerous.

      School administrators and teachers refuse to do much when blacks become violent and attack Whites without provocation….

      It’s a fact that many blacks just don’t value education or even come close to the values many in the majority consider as important.

      • InAFreeCountry

        They don’t value education, human life, common decency, and a good many other things.

        • Nonhumans

          But if those things were made to be shiny…..

          • bv

            If you talk to them they’ll parrot what they think the White man (leftist) wants yo hear.

          • Irish

            Bling! Bling!..

      • They assiduously expel white kids for bringing plastic picnic knives for spreading peanut butter onto crackers at lunch. There are also little white boys who get thrown out for drawing pictures of guns, etc. ad pukem.

  • Atheist Realist

    isn’t the end result going to be something along the lines of Zimbabwe where there has to be “equal representation” at private schools of the area in question. Mayer Schiller mentioned this back in 1994

  • Luca

    Gee, no mention of what the Asian or Jewish parents are doing?

    Fact is, all intelligent caring parents of any race want the best for their kids. School is for getting an education not for conducting social experiments with racial quotas. If the liberal social-scientists haven’t learned what large numbers of blacks do to any social situation, then they are dumber than they appear.

    • listenupbub

      Exactly what I was thinking. I grew up in NC, and there were always the private schools that were unofficially Jewish, and there were certain prep schools that were unofficially Asian.

    • The Worlds Scapegoat

      Brown skin is good and white skin is bad. Ignore what the Asians and jews are doing.

  • how about this

    What is wrong with having different races in different schools when their abilities are nowhere even close to each other? The average Black or Hispanic graduates from high school reading and doing math at about a 9th-grade level. Should these people be in classes with Whites who are three grade levels beyond their level? If a teacher was required to teach 8th graders and 5th graders at the same time in the same class, would anyone deny that was a totally ridiculous expectation? Placing the kids honestly based on their abilities within the same school would probably evoke conspiratorial claims about how any possible judgment of non-Whites by Whites was invalid and oppressive. So why not just let non-Whites have their own schools?

    • TomIron361

      If a teacher was required to teach 8th graders and 5th graders at the same time in the same class,
      _________________________________________________________–
      Well, it used to be done in one room schoolhouses. But that demographic that was able to accomplish that doesn’t exist anymore, from the teachers to the students.

      • Usually Much Calmer

        Still done in Montessori schools, I’m told.

      • Charles Martel

        Have you seen a test from 8th grade from 100 years ago? I doubt even black stem graduates could do the math part.

        • TomIron361

          Actually, I have seen that test from 1896 Kansas. Very impressive.

    • listenupbub

      I think you are giving blacks too much credit by bunching them in with Hispanics. I have heard blacks are at a sixth-grade level. And I wouldn’t even give them that much.

      • LexiconD1

        As a Californian, trust me when I say you’re giving way more credit to Mexicans than they deserve. They are just as bad as the blacks, and drop out just as often.

        Look up high school graduation rates, they bear this out.

        • listenupbub

          I am not surprised. I read an article by a hispanic girl (junior in high school) doing an SAT prep program to get into UCLA, and she indicated that she really couldn’t read fluidly. She was amazed at how the whites and Asians could read fluidly.

          I could read fluidly in… I don’t know…. sixth grade?
          I like Hispanics a lot more than blacks, and they do not wear stupidity on their sleeve like blacks do. Hispanics are handy with mechanical systems, construction, and repair, which requires some intelligence. Blacks, as a whole, have never demonstrated much mental ability in anything.

          I have hope that hispanics can be productive members of society. It is hard to see this happen with blacks.

          • Katherine McChesney

            What do you mean by reading fluidly?

          • listenupbub

            You can read out loud without pausing between words to figure out what the word is.

          • John Smith

            Try “proficiently” then.

          • listenupbub

            That was the best option I had, but I felt like “proficient” is too relative a word. I mean, in a sense, the girl could have been proficient at reading (she wasn’t), but possibly she just couldn’t read out loud nicely. I wanted to mean that the girl could not read without breaking in between words.

            Fluent was not the right word either, because fluent means you are competent in communication in a language. She was fluent, she just read in a stilted, childish way.

            I just winged a word that metaphorically made sense, but it ruffled some people’s feathers…

            No hard feelings, eh?

          • John Smith

            No, and mostly for your benefit anyway.

          • carriewhite64

            I like “fluidly.” Proficiency in reading should include fluidity. I have no idea what I’m talking about.

          • Charles Martel

            If you can speak a second language, you are not fluent until you can read without stopping to think about each work. Blacks & Hispanics have to do that with their native tongues

          • LexiconD1

            Not really…

            In reality, based on their population percentages vs blacks, they are on par (more or less, and catching up quickly), when it comes to the negative impacts they are on society as a whole. Welfare, school low IQ, gang membership, jail population, etc…..really, not a whole lot of difference. A lot of negative white statics, are in fact mislabeled hispanics. Heck, look at the top ten most wanted for crimes…I believe it’s Texas that labels them ‘white’, when they are anything but.

          • WR_the_realist

            In California Hispanic children now greatly outnumber white children. You can thank our two worthless parties for that.

          • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

            Wow, California must really need a lot of future gardeners and maids!

          • Blackfish

            And prison guards!

          • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

            Guards? Whoa now, that’s shooting for the stars, they’re more likely to be future inmates!

          • And drunk drivers, child molesters, drug dealers, and gang members.

          • Charles Martel

            You can thank welfare and food stamps as well

          • listenupbub

            I do know the statistics, but I am speaking from personal, anecdotal experience here. There is always a story behind the stats. The story is different for hispanics than blacks.

          • Charles Martel

            Texas, other states and the Fed govt. Its just that Texas usually only has 1-2 blacks on their top 10. If you don’t see Hispanic as a separate number they are lumped in with white.

          • Zimriel

            “Fluently”.

            I’m guessing English isn’t your first language. Actually I’m guessing that Romance isn’t your first language family, either…

            Asian?

          • John Smith

            “…Fringe benefits, not French benefits.”

          • Charles Martel

            I got what he was saying with fluid. I used to be fluent in one European language and weak in another but without practice for so long I can recognize what the words are but have the reading equivalent of hunt/peck typing.

          • The Worlds Scapegoat

            “…and they do not wear stupidity on their sleeve like blacks do.”

            “Nothing makes a nigga happier than to not know something” – Chris Rock
            Watch at the 3:00 minute mark.
            www[dot]youtube[dot]com/watch?v=f3PJF0YE-x4

            .

        • bv

          But do they work?

          • LexiconD1

            Not really. You’ll never catch them working a service industry job in an office, unless they are the janitors. How many janitors do we really need, anyway?

      • Lygeia

        Just to put a sixth-grade reading level in perspective, if you are reading at a fifth-grade level, you are functionally illiterate.

      • Charles Martel

        I had a shirt made that said “WHITE PRIVILEGE IS EVOLUTION that’s why Asians have it also” and wore it to amusement parks over the summer even I was surprised at how illiterate blacks are.

    • bv

      The whole point of their experiment is to intimidate us and force race mixing. They want to dumb down whites do they’ll be easily manipulated in the future.

  • listenupbub

    The question then becomes one of equity: Who gets to attend the good charter schools?

    Every year we have the education discussion. Every year those on the “right” worry that we will fall behind Asia and not compete long-term, and propose schools for the gifted. Every year those on the “left” INSIST upon making the education debate about creating national institutions that force equality between the races, and propose reforms that dumb down the curricula.

    And the entire education system rots.

  • listenupbub

    The funny thing is, I grew up in a city in NC where the public schools were 50% black, and I went to a religious school. However, my school had terrible academics. There were twice as many girls as guys in my class, which I will explain soon.

    It was common for parents to send sons to (blackish) public schools with more AP classes, where they would have an easier time getting A’s and getting accepted into a decent college.

    Looking back, I imagine one of the main reasons parents tended to sent their daughters to my school was to keep them from getting knocked up by the hordes of black kids constantly trying to get in their pants at the public schools. At my school, chivalry and chastity were taught, and the girls were able to manage their lives safely.

  • HJ11

    The right of free association is also the right of free disassociation. Stay White in all ways, my friends. It is our highest destiny. Don’t mix with non-Whites. Be indifferent to them and practice non-interference. Their destinies are not the same as our destiny.

    • MBlanc46

      “The right of free association is also the right of free disassociation.”
      That’s why the feds keep trying to eliminate the right of free association.

      • John Smith

        Like forcing people with businesses to serve minorities.

        • Charles Martel

          And pizza places to serve APPLE’s CEO’s gay wedding while he does business with nations that would behead him.

          • John Smith

            Still have Apple stores in Iran, etc., but he wants to pull them from Indiana.

  • TruthBeTold

    KIPP cherry picks their students and interviews both the student and the parents to see if everyone is committed to getting an education. Basically they pick the best of the minorities and write off the rest.

    • MBlanc46

      Which is pretty much the correct move. Of course, the rest should be trained to the best of their ability so that they can be self-supporting to the greatest extent possible; but it’s a waste of our money and their time and patience to try to give them academic educations.

  • Hilis Hatki

    Yeah, they ran through the briars and they ran through the brambles
    And they ran through the bushes where a rabbit couldn’t go.
    They ran so fast that the @&#%@& couldn’t catch ’em
    pretty soon there’ll be no where left to go.

  • White parents wanting the best education for their children. Damn those White people! THE NERVE!

  • LHathaway

    It also infer’s that what is happening in North Carolina is more or less happening all across the union. Something that just might not be the case. I suspect it is a search for racism (against people of color), that lo and behold finds it. If the article could not in some way shape or form find racism against people of color (no matter the context – no matter what is happening to Whites) it would not have appeared?

    The article ignores magnet schools. Magnet schools with million dollar advertising budgets for recruitment (and also captive audiences – in school system) that are designed to get White students into city school fro which, if they had their way, they cannot escape.

  • ThatWhiteGuy

    We all know it (the charter school) only really becomes a problem when it is too white, not too much of any other race. What utterly ridiculous hypocrisy.

    • USofAntiWhite

      And they even admit the White schools always do better. The horror!

    • Charles Martel

      Actually NYC mayor De Blasé wanted to kick poor Asians out of the top public schools because no non Asian minorities could pass the tests.

  • WR_the_realist

    There has been a war against white schoolchildren in this country for about 50 years now. It shows no signs of abating.

    • MBlanc46

      But, as the article points out, whites are still resisting.

      • John Smith

        And liberals are still looking for ways to thwart them.

        • But liberals have overplayed their hand and are getting increasingly desperate as the tide of white public opinion turns against them. It’s a joy to watch.

  • 4321realist

    “Even though black parents might prefer racially balanced schools, the fact that white parents prefer schools with far lower proportions of black students sets up a tipping point,” the authors write. “Once a school becomes ‘too black,’ it becomes almost all black as white parents avoid it.”

    Yes, it’s called common sense, something that’s missing in academics who spend most of their time wringing their boney hands over social engineering that has proven to be a total failure since day one.

    Blacks can’t learn, because they don’t have the necessary brain power to learn on the same level as other groups. These dregs, who are part of the PC sect, need to get a grip on reality and quit living in a delusional world of denial in order to confront the problem honestly.

    Lying about black mental equality has created lots and lots of disappointments, as well as out-of-control black hatred against whites, plus it makes the dumbest ones truly believe they can’t learn, because of someone or some thing beyond themselves.

    Things would be so much easier for everybody if the truth were recognized by all. But, of course, that will never happen, because PC has become a cult or sect now, and even professional de-programmers would have a truly difficult time in trying to straighten these people out.

    They’ll probably carry on with the same mantra all the way up to the time they’ve been defeated so miserably they resort to organizing a volunteer program for everybody to stand in line waiting for their glass of Kool-Aid, resulting in a disaster of epic proportions, because they think believers should not have to live among such blatant racism.

    When the Heaven’s Gate members knew the space ship taking them to Jupiter wasn’t going to show up as scheduled, they committed mass suicide.

    • Charles Martel

      Blacks don’t want balanced schools they would rather be the only black family there.

  • newscomments70

    Newsflash: whites don’t want their children to go to school with hordes of blacks. The blacks beat up and rob the boys and rape the girls. It’s racist to mention facts or even *think* this why. White parents keep trying to work around government rules that are meant to hurt their children. Whenever the whites use a loophole, the government will illegalize the loophole to continue with the forced interracial rape. The beat goes on.

  • dd121

    The liberals believe they can create an environment in which “no child will be left behind”.. The truth is that “some children can’t keep up” and never will. The libs will never admit the truth.

    • Their script is the old “admit nothing, deny everything, make counter-accusations” routine.

      • USofAntiWhite

        And White people are racist. Actually, put that one first.

    • Charles Martel

      Common core is designed to slow the fastest

  • MBlanc46

    Once again, solid evidence that most whites are rational and want the best for their children. Alas, in 21st century fun-house-mirror America, that is seen as a serious social problem.

  • They’re probably also trying to avoid the K-12 fad, which seems designed to provide N’DeShawntavious access to your 11 year-old daughter.

    • Charles Martel

      That was an 11yo Hispanic girl in Houston that was gang raped by 28 blacks. The info was given on the UK daily news.

  • Major914

    Privatize the public school altogether–homeschool, or send your kids wherever, and the funding follows your child…

  • ViktorNN

    There’s a great deal of this going on in Southern California.

    White liberals use all sorts of clever arguments to conceal the racism that they dare not admit.

    My favorite is when they say “I’m sending my kid to a charter school, because I want my kid to go to a school that is more diverse.”

    They actually have a point since the average neighborhood school in LA is 90% Mexican!

    • LexiconD1

      I live in a district that has school of choice.

      The schools have self segregated (my son went to a K-8, his class of 90 had two ‘diverse’ kids, one an Asian, one a home schooled half black kid), even at the high school level. If you have ‘small communities’ within the high school, it puts kids that are at an educational level all together, to take classes together, to socialize together, rarely do the upper echelons, like the GATE program, and several others, include that ‘diversity’. So they may attend the same school, but interact in no other way.

      So the school, on paper, look like an progressive dream, but in reality, are anything but. It’s how our high schools got to keep the white kids, pretty much.

      White California, got love them hypocrites.

  • Augustus3709

    Note the message of this article:

    They call White parents sending their children to good schools a “failure”.

    “Advantaged students” is code for White students. “Advantaged” in what way? Enduring a racially hostile narrative?

    “It’s a way for Whites to get out of racially integrated schools.”

    So they are admitting that forcing Whites into a mixed school is a disadvantage to them.

    “Parental Preference is part of the problem.”

    And they say that without the slightest hint of irony.

    This is what we’re up against.

    • John Smith

      Genetically advantaged.

    • USofAntiWhite

      In essence they are saying that if you are White you are not free in Amerika. As you said, this is what we’re up against.

  • John Smith
    • bv

      What’s the point of that? They’ll only get their heads adjusted to hate whitey more.

  • John Smith

    Funny thing about this article is that even the white’s 20% negro threshold is more diverse than our census demographics would indicate is the norm, yet the author sees no irony in whites being forced to take even more than that or being considered “racist.”

    • USofAntiWhite

      John Smith, that is an excellent point but the goons would reply with the claim that North Carolina is 25% Black, although counterpoint I doubt the areas these charter schools serve reach the 20% Black “event horizon” any sane parent would avoid altogether.

  • Lexonaut

    “Not only [are the kids choosing charter schools more white], but the kids choosing charter schools these days also seem to be more able.”

    Really? I’m astonished. But it’s their funeral. While they will be leading impoverished lives because they forgo the rich benefits of diversity, in return they may — may — get some peace and quiet in the classroom. Of course this all may be child abuse so we’re going to have to think really hard about whether to allow free choice in these matters.

  • bv

    White people’s school choice is none of this Chinese import’s “Jeff Guo” business.

  • mikefromwichita

    Any White parent worth spit does what’s necessary to keep their kids away from blacks.

  • The Dude

    And the problem is?

  • Hammerheart

    I love how this exposes their deepest fear:

    Europeans abandoning them.

    • JohnEngelman

      We would be better off without them. They would be lost without us.

      • Hammerheart

        Chisel your words onto stone

    • newscomments70

      They wanted to end white rule so badly, and now they want to desperately escape black rule.

    • bv

      Why do they want us so desperately? They clearly hate our existence.

      • We’re their blood meal. They will always hate us but that doesn’t mean they won’t do their best to take everything we have.

  • Jason Lewis

    Refusal to comply with forced integration is the #1 reason leftist are against school vouchers. They would stop home schooling if they could.

  • groidle

    “Parental preferences are part of the problem.”

    The left’s “problem” is freedom.

    • bv

      They’ll never leave us alone.

    • Charles Martel

      they believe if people are given the choice they will chose wrong. Their ideas are so good they have to be mandatory

  • Fr. John+

    Freedom from the State religion of N- worship. Freedom to engage in the prohibited behavior known as ‘freedom of association. Freedom to actually learn above the fifth-grade IQ of 85 non-White norms. I don’t know, but all these ideas sound EXACTLY like “laboratories for experimentation.” Where’s the problem?

  • James Hamilton

    Fancy not wanting to send your children to school with negroes.

  • Seniorsquadldr

    Negros need to be around other Negros. If they are around humans they are shown to be the sluggards they truly are.

  • Kit Ingoldby

    Fascinating that the leftists implicitly argue that too many black children in a school lower the standards.

  • chuck_2012

    I say let the parents decide where to send children for their education. Its too bad that black schools do not perform…I suppose the parents need to do a little more to help them. But under no circumstances should a child be held back because of political correctness.

  • bv

    That’s his problem.

  • js27195

    Most parents don’t want their white kids going to a majority black school because the majority of black youth adopt a destructive culture… and if your child is a minority placed into that culture it can de-value their self esteem or worse, force them to adopt the culture of their larger peer group which will threaten their long term success. Let’s face it, black Americans aren’t all held back in life because they are black, much of it stems from their culture of being obsessed with pop culture, especially in terms of music and sports, instead of what matters like getting good grades and developing value based logical decision making. That stuff isn’t cool and the black youth culture is all about being cool. I don’t want my kids to be surrounded by that or to be forced to adopt it in order to feel like they belong and have friends.