BAEO Statement on Fiscal Year 2018 Education Budget Proposal
While the Black Alliance for Educational Options' (BAEO) statement applauds the Administration's efforts to expand parental choice options for the nation's children, it called slashing $9 billion from the Department of Education an "an awfully painful way to put families and children first."
BAEO President Issues Statement on Renewal of D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program
Jacqueline Cooper, president of the Black Alliance for Educational Options, released the following statement on the bipartisan congressional budget deal that reauthorizes the federal D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program. The budget deal will fully fund the scholarship program through 2019.
BAEO Statement on Passage of Kentucky's Charter School Bill
"This is a great day for low-income and working-class Black families who want more high-quality educational options for their children," said BAEO President Jacqueline Cooper who praised the passage of (HB-520) Kentucky's charter school law. Once the bill is signed into law by Gov. Matt Bevin, local elected leaders and school boards will be authorized to green light new charter schools in the state as early as the 2017-2018 school year.