Chambers Center in Charlotte to educate on the dangers of HB 514

This past Friday we attended a community meeting in Charlotte organized by Charlotte NAACP President Minister Corine Mack, where co-director Mark Dorosin spoke to parents of students in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, as well as concerned community members, about the background of and history of HB 514 (a new bill that would allow several affluent Charlotte area suburbs to establish charter schools that favor their own residents), as well as its potential impacts, concerns about existing charters within the district, and some of the various issues the legislatures actions have raised.

On the panel alongside Mark were parents and teachers who have been affected by the already stark inequality and segregation in CMS schools, which are likely to be exacerbated by HB 514.

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