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.
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Members inside their own community condemn the NAACP for ratifying a resolution that calls to ban all future charter schools.
BALTIMORE — NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks today issued the following statement about the decision by the National Collegiate Athletic Association to cancel championship games in North Carolina due to discriminatory laws passed by the state legislature this year:
News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. The outfit takes orders from its union backers to oppose charter schools. Interest groups tend to care more about money and influence than the people they represent, but some sellouts deserve special attention.
The opposition from civil rights organizations makes little sense. The opposition from civil rights organizations makes little sense. The NAACP, at its national convention in Cincinnati, voted this July to support “a moratorium on the proliferation of privately managed charter schools.”
“It’s time to pause and take stock.” A few weeks ago, the Movement for Black Lives, the network that also includes Black Lives Matter organizers, released its first-ever policy agenda. Among the organization’s six demands and dozens of policy recommendations was a bold education-related stance: a moratorium on both charter schools and public school closures.