The superintendent of a small district in Arkansas has advice for Mississippi leaders who are impressed with the charter idea.

She says, yes, she admires charters.

Yes, they can work very well.

But wait.

The charters demand parental involvement and good behavior.

They can kick out the kids who don’t comply, and those kids return to the public schools.

The question for Mississippi and other states that once ran a dual school system for white and black children:

Are we re-creating a dual school system, one for the motivated, another for the rest?

The unasked question: Will the federal courts allow the re-emergence of segregation under the guise of “choice”?