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.
BAEO congratulates Dr. RaeNell Houston on becoming first Black superintendent of New Orleans Catholic schools
In a statement, BAEO President Jacqueline Cooper says RaeNell Houston has "worked tirelessly to promote high-quality educational options like those offered at her schools, yet has been a steadfast supporter of parental choice policies that expands these options for underserved families across the greater New Orleans community."
BAEO Statement on Betsy DeVos' Confirmation as the Next Education Secretary
Jacqueline Cooper, president of the Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO), has released the following statement on the U.S. Senate's confirmation of Betsy DeVos to become the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.