Issues in Education

An occasional series of papers published by The Swann Fellowship on community issues that the Fellowship’s board considers worthy of broader discussion. Papers in the series may or may not represent the views of the Fellowship.


080710Front4 1. Education and Poverty in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Written by J. Mitchell Aberman. Published July 2008. 12 pp.

Educating every child to his or her full potential will cost more than we spend now. But the price will be cheap compared with the lifetime costs of supporting and possibly incarcerating people that public schools fail to prepare to be contributing members of society.

J. Mitchell Aberman is a CMS parent and business lawyer in private practice. He is a board member of the Fellowship.

Articles on this website about this paper include:

8-14-08 Fellowship holds community discussion on paper.

8-20-08 Discussion moves to “Charlotte Talks.

8-26-08 Paper discussed on WJZY-TV.