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The Black Charter School Effect: Black Students in American Charter Schools

Monica R. Almond
The Journal of Negro Education
Vol. 81, No. 4, Special Focus Topics: Family/Adolescent Studies with Higher Education Studies in Mathematics and Physical Education (Fall 2012), pp. 354-365
DOI: 10.7709/jnegroeducation.81.4.0354
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7709/jnegroeducation.81.4.0354
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Abstract

This literature analysis examines the experiences of Black students in public charter schools in the United States by analyzing the current literature and enrollment data in this domain. Through the investigation of multiple empirical studies that examine the effects of charter schools on the academic achievement and enrollment trends of Black students, the author introduces the concept of “The Black Charter School Effect.” The Black Charter School Effect encompasses the ability of public charter schools to successfully attract, and in many cases, educate Black students. This analysis offers implications for policymakers to consider the redesign of state charter laws that impact urban communities.

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