Since 1909, the NAACP has been at the forefront of civil rights struggles in the United States, from ending lynchings to securing Black voting rights and ending school segregation. But its rigid stance on charters flies in the face of reality. Take the ACT college exam for example. On what planet does it make sense for the NAACP to tell a black charter school leader … Continue reading NAACP’s Misguided Moratorium on Charter Schools Puts Children Dead Last
The pro-school choice community in Nashville and even Memphis has spoken! We understand that charter schools are providing a need and without them as viable options we are hijacking opportunities from families in vulnerable circumstances. Check out these voices for choice in Nashville: Thank you, Memphis! But we are listening. And we are praying. And we are standing tall with our fellow Tennessee families in Nashville. Maya … Continue reading Nashville (and Memphis) School Choice Advocates Make Appeal to School Board – Vote No Moratorium on Charters
According to the school board agenda for this week’s meeting, they are voting on a moratorium of any future charter schools in Nashville. Never mind the political agendas at work behind this resolution. The bigger problem is that the agenda from last week gave no notice to the public about the appearance of the resolution. And the text of the resolution itself didn’t appear until … Continue reading Shouldn’t Parents Get a Say Before School Board Blocks Charter Schools?
For a split second I thought I was in a parallel universe. I was in the middle of Cincinnati with 150 other Black people rallying against the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. THE NAACP. Talk about your jagged little pills! Continue reading “I ask myself and the NAACP – are we our brother’s keeper?”
The NAACP’s resolution to halt charter school creation is not representative of Nashville’s story. Continue reading Dear NAACP-Nashville