Category Archives: Education

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.

A Major Stand Against Charter Schools

The NAACP Takes A Major Stand Against The Growth Of Charter Schools

The NAACP board of directors voted Saturday to confirm a resolution that recommends an end to the expansion of charter schools, which currently educate about 6 percent of the nation’s public school students. The controversial move has angered charter school activists and faced criticism from the editorial boards at The New York Times and The Washington Post.

Branch Calls For Removal Of Schools CEO

Prince George’s County NAACP Demands Removal of Schools CEO Maxwell

The Prince George’s County, Md. chapter of the NAACP called for the removal of Prince George’s County Public Schools CEO Kevin Maxwell on Oct. 12, just two days after an incident of sexual misconduct was reported and added to the growing number of allegations brought against staff members at the school system.