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Do Some Charters Have Too Many White Students?

Erich Martel, a great Advanced Placement history teacher at Wilson High School, was involuntarily transferred to another school and then forced to retire because, I think, he refused to stop investigating alleged D.C. school mismanagement, including his revelation that high schools were graduating students who didn’t meet all of the requirements.

Retirement only gave him more time to delve into suspicious practices. His latest critique involves some of the city’s most successful public charter schools. He wonders how they have such high percentages of white students when just 4.4 percent of students who took the D.C. Comprehensive Assessment System tests last April shared that ethnicity.