In nearly 75 cities across the country, students, parents, and teachers marched at their public schools on Wednesday, protesting inadequate funding and charter school takeover, issues that especially impact Black and Latino students in urban areas.
The Alliance’s executive director, Keron Blair, said when charter schools replace public schools, parents lose their ability to vote on school board members, something, he argues, hurts society at large. “We have to invest in public education if we want to fortify our democratic society,” he said. “The two go hand-in-hand.”
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