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A Light Shines in Harlem: New York's First Charter School and the Movement it Led (Chicago Press:Sept.2014) by Mary C. Bounds, forward by iconic civil and human rights icon, Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker, co-founder of Sisulu-Walker Charter School of Harlem.
Fifteen years after the first charter school , Sisulu-Walker ,opened in Harlem, there are now 197 charter schools serving 82,000 children--about 7.5% of all public school students. Most charters are performing better than there district counterparts. Students and parents are being given a meaningful choice of public schools. And the whole system is benefiting from charter schools' infusion of new ideas and urgency.
New York's experiment with charter schools is widely regarded as a success, but issues remain. Charters still receive less per -pupil funding than district schools.
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Charlotte Hawkins Brown
Educator Charlotte Hawkins Brown on her wedding day 1912.Founder of Palmer Memorial Institute in N.Carolina.She was a suffragist & worked for Black women to have the same rights Black men & white women were fighting for in the early 20th century.