As readers know, I’m a fan of charter schools and thus no fan of the NAACP’s theory that preventing high-quality minority-serving charter schools from expanding will somehow improve educational opportunities to black children. That said, it’s hard to avoid noticing that this is just the nastiest and most recent of a series of charter co-location battles in New York that are all fundamentally driven by the scarcity of space. Maybe someone should start a program to finance the construction of new school buildings in cities suffering from space shortages? I hear that unemployment’s really high, with a particular concentration in the construction sector. Seems like the kind of thing that could help us win the future.