More than 160 black educators and charter school advocates are calling on the NAACP to rethink a proposed resolution calling for a moratorium on charter schools.
The anti-charter document sent shockwaves through education reform circles when it first made the rounds this summer. But it won’t become official policy for the 107-year-old civil rights organization unless it gets approved at a board meeting next month.
Before the resolution becomes final, a host of prominent black education leaders want a chance to discuss charter schools with NAACP leaders. In a letter to the organization’s board members, circulated by the Black Alliance for Educational Options and the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, they write: