NAACP call for charter school moratorium raises concerns

boy-1126140_960_720A controversial Oct. 15 resolution passed by the national board of the NAACP calling for a nationwide moratorium on public charter schools has led some North Carolina lawmakers and school-choice advocates to question whether the NAACP is more beholden to powerful lobbies supporting traditional public schools than to the African-American families the organization claims to represent.
 
The resolution called on lawmakers to block the expansion of public charter schools until those institutions are governed under the transparency rules that are followed by traditional public schools, according to a statement by national board of directors chairwoman Roslyn Block. NAACP members also demanded that public funds not go to charter schools, that charters revise their policies for expelling students, and that steps be taken to address “de facto segregation” within charter schools.
 
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2016-10-19T14:12:57+00:00

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