Christopher Bonastia

About Christopher Bonastia

Christopher Bonastia is Associate Professor of Sociology at Lehman College and the Associate Director for Lehman Scholars Program. He is the Author of “Southern Stalemate: Five Years without Public Education in Prince Edward County, Virginia” (University of Chicago Press, 2012). and Knocking on the Door: The Federal Government’s Attempt to Desegregate the Suburbs. (Princeton University Press. 2008)

The Racist History of the Charter School Movement

By Christopher Bonastia | Originally Published at AlterNet. January 6, 2015 Touted as the cure for what ails public education, charter schools have historical roots that are rarely discussed. As a parent I find it easy to understand the appeal of charter schools, especially for parents [...]

The Racist History of the Charter School Movement2016-11-29T17:37:24-05:00

How Different Do Schools Look Today 50 Years After Desegregation Closed County Public Schools?

By Christopher Bonastia | Originally Published at Huffington Post. January 11, 2012 12:56 PM EST | Photographic Credit; Black Educator When I tell people here in New York City -- friends, students, acquaintances, strangers who sit next to me on the train and cabdrivers who don't slide [...]

How Different Do Schools Look Today 50 Years After Desegregation Closed County Public Schools?2016-11-29T17:39:01-05:00