Photography for the Mystic Valley Charter Schools (American Enterprise Institute)

Mystic Valley Charter Schools (American Enterprise Institute)

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.”

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