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.
Alliance of Black Parents, Education and Community Leaders Speak Up to Say: Charter Public Schools Work
Parents with children in charter public schools, as well as those on waiting lists to get in, are speaking up for parental choice and the positive impact charter schools are having on Black student achievement across the nation. Led by the Black Alliance for Educational Options and the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools , the new ChartersWork campaign tells a clear and compelling story of why more than 700,000 Black families have chosen charter schools. The campaign formed in response to a growing number of voices from San Antonio to Washington, DC calling on the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to reconsider the position it took in July to put a moratorium on charter schools.
BAEO and Other Black leaders push back against NAACP's charter school moratorium
BAEO President Jacqueline Cooper told the Washington Examiner that the NAACP moratorium was "inexplicable."