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Charter Schools, Fair Housing, and Legal Standards: A Call for Equal Treatment

In this Policy Memo, Lisa Mieritz contends that the sorts of discrimination and risks of discriminatory practices that exist in the context of housing also exist in the context of charter schools. Yet while fair housing laws offer protection in the former context, no comparable protections exist regarding charter schools. The author therefore calls for charter laws to adopt legal protections similar to those found in fair housing laws.