ERIC Number: EJ1084929
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 83
"Locking the Door before We Got the Keys": Racial Realities of the Charter School Authorization Process in Post-Katrina New Orleans
Henry, Kevin Lawrence, Jr.; Dixson, Adrienne D.
Educational Policy, v30 n1 p218-240 Jan 2016
Charter schools have become the hegemonic "solution" for urban educational reform initiatives aimed at curtailing longstanding race-based educational inequities. The "common sense" of neoliberal charter schools as the cure to persistent inequality is best illustrated in the post-Katrina New Orleans educational reforms. This article will focus on a lesser explored aspect of charter schools: the charter school authorization and application process in post-Katrina New Orleans. We center on the perspectives of African American educational actors. Using data from separate but complementary studies, we argue the charter authorization and application process is a racialized site that reproduces White dominance.
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Urban Schools, Educational Change, African Americans, Cultural Influences, Whites, Equal Education, Neoliberalism, Critical Theory, Race, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Personal Narratives
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana