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John Legend Responds To NAACP

John Legend Pens Impassioned Response To NAACP Schools Resolution

John Legend said Thursday that he can’t stand with the NAACP on education reform, responding in an op-ed published on Essence.com to the civil rights group’s recent resolution against charter schools. On Oct. 15, the NAACP formally ratified a resolution calling for a moratorium on new charter schools until several measures were met, including subjecting the schools to greater oversight.

NAACP Charter School Moratorium

NAACP Ratifies Resolution Calling For Moratorium On Charter Schools

In a controversial but anticipated move, the board of directors of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People ratified a moratorium on charter school expansion on Oct. 15. This move comes three months after delegates to the NAACP’s national convention in Cincinnati voted to adopt the resolution.