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Charter school for American Indians is rejected after NC board rules it is too divisive


November 14, 2019

A new charter school targeted at Native Americans in Robeson County has been rejected amid questions about whether its curriculum is too activist and not inclusive enough.

The N.C. Charter Schools Advisory Board voted Tuesday to reverse its recommendation that the state approve the 2020 opening of Old Main STREAM Academy, a charter school targeted at “indigenous peoples.” Advisory board members raised concerns about the school’s use of “red pedagogy,” an approach tied to an educator critical of how the United States has treated Native Americans.

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