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Friday, 04 September 2015 00:00

Poll: African Americans Prefer Charter Schools

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In light of the 10 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, and teamed up to conduct a poll about the popularity of public charter schools. The results indicated that strong majorities of minority populations are indeed in favor of the choices that public charter schools provide in their communities.

By AAE Member Ain Drew - First Grade Teacher at KIPP Ways Primary

When I graduated from undergrad with a degree in English Language and Literature, my head was spinning in at least ten directions. Would I pursue a career in journalism as planned? Would I dedicate my time, energy and writing talents to a nonprofit organization? Or should I take my love for education and work within a crumbling school system – Detroit Public Schools.

By AAE Member, Dr. Victor Gonzalez Jr., Psy.D.

In my 20+ years as a psychologist, I have worked with a wide variety of people across a range of settings. I have worked for hospitals, the courts, and the U.S. Justice Department as well as public school systems. I have also had the opportunity to work for several charter schools in the Atlanta area. I consider myself fortunate that I am still working at many of these schools since their inception nearly 8 years ago. While working in the charter school system, I have met some of the most fascinating people, had some very interesting interactions, and I have come to realize a true sense of community in these schools.

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