In celebrating Black History this month, we’ve also been thinking about the future. Specifically, the future of education for Black students in California.
Here’s what we know: in too many parts of this state, Black families do not have access to a quality public education. In some cities, the track record of traditional public schools has even resulted in calls for a state of emergency. Yet in charter public schools, thousands of Black families have found an educational home that is meeting their needs in an exceptional way.