BAEO Statement on the NAACP Resolution to Support a Moratorium on New Charter Schools
BAEO President Jacqueline Cooper released the following statement on the NAACP Board of Directors' decision to ratify a resolution in support of a moratorium on all new charter schools. The vote took place during the organization's fall board meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio and comes after multiple attempts, including hosting a meet and greet at the location of the board meeting to discuss the impact of the resolution on the education of Black children, were repeatedly denied.
Civil Rights Leaders and Black Families Speak Out as NAACP Anti-Charter Vote Sparks National Conversation About State of Public Education in Black America
The NAACP's decision this summer to call for a national moratorium on charter public schools has led to hundreds of community leaders and families to join BAEO and the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS) to call on the civil rights organization to reconsider their moratorium.
Black Charter School Parents Urge Others to Sign Parent Letter to NAACP; ChartersWork Website Launched
Charter school parents in New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, and Washington State are calling on parents across the country to sign onto a letter that gives them a voice in the national dialogue surrounding charter public schools and parental choice. The letter, which lives at www.charterswork.com, urges the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to reconsider the position it took in July to put a moratorium on charter public schools.