PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) – A local NAACP chapter working Monday to make sure their city council vote gets the attention they think it deserves. The Phenix City-Russell County branch of th
Threatening messages targeting black freshman students at the University of Pennsylvania have now been linked to three people in Oklahoma, one of which is a student at the University of Oklahoma. Administrators at Oklahoma said they temporarily suspended that student as they continue to investigate the origin of the messages.
“Put a reasoned pause on starting additional schools until at which time that we have done thorough research, and we can make sure that our children are getting what they need to get,” said Gloria J. Sweet-Love with the NAACP.
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.
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.
WEST NORRITON>>From nuclear physics to biomechanics, Norristown students will face a world of potential in the job market one day. To that end, The Greater Norristown NAACP will host The Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Youth Recognition Luncheon at Westover Golf & Country Club in Jeffersonville on Oct.
Members inside their own community condemn the NAACP for ratifying a resolution that calls to ban all future charter schools.