Are School Takeovers Racist Power Plays?



By Shane Vander Hart - Posted at Truth In American Education:

Last month I wrote about state takeovers of school districts. I think they centralize power at the state level thereby diminishing local control in education. I also don’t think they work.

Dr. Domingo Morel, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University, ascribed a rather nefarious purpose behind them.

At The Conversation he wrote:
Why does there appear to be a sudden interest in state takeovers of local school districts in the South? Have Southern governors figured out the blueprint for improving education in urban communities, predominantly occupied by people of color? Hardly. I would argue that these governors have discovered a blueprint for the economic and political disempowerment of their urban centers. ...
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