Recognizing the negative effects of charter schools on students of color, the NAACP passed a resolution calling for a national moratorium on charter schools. The evidence and research are in their favor, and yet, Reform school districts like Denver Public Schools persist in administering a flawed approach to education that systematically leaves many kids behind.
I don’t believe that this has been reported anywhere else. Last week at the NAACP National Convention in Cincinnati, the delegates voted in a new resolution on charter schools. It’s approval as policy will not be official until the National Board meeting in the Fall of 2016. However, this is a big news story that (I suspect because of the political conventions) has not yet entered the traditional media.
Yesterday in the post How will history remember the @NAACP on charters? I discussed the 2010 and 2014 NAACP charter school resolutions. The 2016 NAACP convention voted and approved the following resolution. I am honored it originated from the California Hawaii NAACP, where I serve as Education Chair.