Charter Schools and Their Enemies

Thomas Sowell | 2020
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This new book by economist/sociologist Thomas Sowell utters a clarion call for us to consider how supporting and expanding charter schools can help overcome the widespread, systemic failure of education today in communities of color. As Sowell writes, “The stakes are huge – not only for children whose education can be their one clear chance for a better life, but also for a whole society that needs productive members, fulfilling themselves while contributing their talents to the progress of the community at large.” The book includes extensive data comparing student achievement in a variety of schools in New York City while addressing national issues of public education and school choice.