Leading the Fight

Photo of BAEO childrenHaving worked for nearly two decades on the front lines of the education reform movement, BAEO brings credibility and authenticity to the national conversation concerning reform issues and how they affect Black America. The collective experience of our organization in all aspects of education reform positions BAEO as a natural thought leader and knowledge partner. With clarity, conviction, and great urgency, we are voicing the needs of our community and shaping the solutions that will close the achievement gap. Through our our history, BAEO's has been at the forefront of advocacy efforts focused on enabling low-income and working-class Black students to attend high-quality schools through the following means:


  • Charter schools (Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Louisiana, Ohio, Missouri, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Connecticut and the District of Columbia);

  • Private scholarships (Pennsylvania and Georgia);

  • Tax-supported scholarships (Ohio, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, District of Columbia).