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.
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.
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.