The NAACP's recent call for a national moratorium on any new public charter schools represents a dramatic shift away from an approach that is working to advance the educational interests of people the NAACP has historically represented. Its action pits the organization against black families, many of whom are working-class and in desperate need of the types of educational opportunities that are being provided by charter schools...I guess they've made their choice, and they have chosen...poorly.
Are charter schools perfect? Of course not. Do we have a lot of work to do to make them better? Of course we do. But the NAACP's insistence on undermining those public schools that are making a difference for the black children who are thriving in them puts the organization on the wrong side of history for our people.
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
A Time For Choosing
Does the NAACP exist to work for black Americans, or for Democrats and their union allies?