TN NAACP State Conference Sides With Local Families

Chalkbeat’s Laura Faith Kebede writes about the NAACP Tennessee State Conference boldly choosing to stand with local families for high quality choices by rejecting their national leadership’s moratorium on charters. Tennessee NAACP conference president Gloria Sweet-Love echoing my own sentiment, notes charter issues around the nation do not reflect what is happening in our state – specifically, Nashville and Memphis. As I penned in an open letter … Continue reading TN NAACP State Conference Sides With Local Families

Quality Choices and Greater Accountability 

This is a pretty solid USA Today article about the need for more quality choices despite the NAACP charter moratorium. The author fills a small space about the Memphis Lift rally and quotes Lift leader Sarah Carpenter.  The article is centered around secretary of education John King who speaks against “arbitrary” caps on charter schools and in support of greater state accountability.  “When charters perform … Continue reading Quality Choices and Greater Accountability 

My Disappointment in the NAACP Is Only Matched By My Awe for the Parents of the Memphis Lift

Since the NAACP voted to support a moratorium on charter schools, I’ve been slowly unpacking the unique dynamic played out before my very eyes. You see, I was fortunate to join a 150-strong group of #PowerfulParents on a trip from Tennessee to Cincinnati, where the NAACP vote was being held. I was one of a small group of Nashvillians picked up en route—most of the … Continue reading My Disappointment in the NAACP Is Only Matched By My Awe for the Parents of the Memphis Lift