The debate over charter schools — and whether they provide a benefit or do harm to Black and low-income children — is brewing once again. And the Civil Rights and Black Power movements are drawing a line in the sand. This, as parents seek control over their children’s schools and the educational process.
The NAACP, the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, recently passed a resolution at their national convention in Cincinnati calling for a ban on privately managed charter schools. The resolution said the following:
“CHARTER SCHOOLS HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE INCREASED SEGREGATION RATHER THAN DIVERSE INTEGRATION OF OUR PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM.”
Posted by The NON-Conformist