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Hagiographic media coverage of certain charter schools leads the public to believe that the battle over how to educate poor and struggling Black and Latino students has even won. With the low numbers of Blacks and Latinos graduating from college, this is far from the case.
…To be clear, the high-flying numbers achieved by schools like the Success Academy Charter Schools in Harlem, for example — where between 94 to 97 percent of all Black and Latino students pass state achievement tests — should be lauded.
… But we have to want even more for our kids. Students in top schools with equivalent test scores tend to graduate college upwards of 70 percent of the time. Why isn’t the same true for the Black and Latino students within highly touted and publicized charter schools? It is time to focus on the educational models that have an answer to that question, and the long history of proof to back it up — not the ones with the flashiest press kits or the most charismatic communications representatives.