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June 7th, 2011
01:08 PM ET

Perry's Principles: NAACP suit 'wrong'

The New York chapter of the NAACP has sparked controversy in New York City. The group joins the local teacher's union, the United Federation of Teachers, in filing a lawsuit to try to stop NYC from closing 22 of its struggling schools and to prevent the city from giving 20 charter schools space in those buildings.

Advocates say that more charter schools means a better education, while some critics say the plan is a form of segregation.

One of these critics is Steve Perry, CNN education contributor and founder of the Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford, Connecticut. He joins Ali Velshi this morning to discuss why he opposes the NAACP lawsuit.

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