It is worth noting that the North End feeder school, Buena Vista, is 97% reduced price lunch and 97% African American. A charter school may provide sanctuary for kids from gentrifying families here, but it will not change the dysfunctional class and race dynamics of the system. Our neighborhood quality of life will not rise without the quality of the schools rising and a charter will not help them rise.
|Buena Vista demographics. Source: ProPublica|
So, would a charter school essentially become an exclusive island apart from both Buena Vista and the area magnet schools?