OPINION: More Questions About NAACP Leaders

From RedefinED: I was reminded of that split after reading about the NAACP’s controversial lawsuit against New York City as well as the accusation from the group’s New York President, Hazel Dukes, that persons of color who support the decision to co-locate traditional and charter … Continued

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Chavous: NAACP Actions Don’t Have Best Interests of Black Children in Mind

From Kevin P. Chavous writing in The Washington Post: The images are jarring. Photos of children with signs saying “NAACP, drop the lawsuit” and “NAACP, unite us, don’t divide us.” Video clips of parents, teachers and community leaders urging the … Continued

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OPINION: Reformer, Black Rights Leader Support Charters Over Special Interests

From United Negro College Fund President Michael Lomax and former D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee, writing in the NY Daily News: Education has traditionally been America’s great equalizer, the engine of our country’s unique capacity for mobility. And when … Continued

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Why should any student have to settle for a neighborhood school if it’s awful?

Our embrace of charter schools was especially controversial. But why should any student have to settle for a neighborhood school if it’s awful? The debate shouldn’t be about whether a school is a traditional or charter public school. It should … Continued

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