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Breaking News: @NAACP calls for national moratorium on charters

I don’t believe that this has been reported anywhere else. Last week at the NAACP National Convention in Cincinnati, the delegates voted in a new resolution on charter schools. It’s approval as policy will not be official until the National Board meeting in the Fall of 2016. However, this is a big news story that (I suspect because of the political conventions) has not yet entered the traditional media.

Yesterday in the post How will history remember the @NAACP on charters? I discussed the 2010 and 2014 NAACP charter school resolutions. The 2016 NAACP convention voted and approved the following resolution. I am honored it originated from the California Hawaii NAACP, where I serve as Education Chair.

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The 2016 NAACP delegates at the national convention called for a moratorium on the proliferation of privately managed charters.

So for those of you who emailed me yesterday saying that NAACP chapters in various places have gone rogue supporting charters— know that the force of the national organization is NOT on their side.

In sum, I believe the NAACP, the nation’s vanguard of civil rights, has AGAIN demonstrated and articulated critical leadership sorely lacking from many other civil rights organizations on the issue of school choice.

For more on what’s going wrong with charters click here.

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About Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig (677 Articles)
Julian Vasquez Heilig is an award-winning researcher and teacher. He is currently a Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and the Director of the Doctorate in Educational Leadership at California State Sacramento.

17 Comments on Breaking News: @NAACP calls for national moratorium on charters

  1. reblogged on stopadamssale

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  2. Doug Appel // August 1, 2016 at 2:07 pm // Reply

    8/2/16:
    Professor JVH–would you be open to arranging a debate with one of those “rogue chapters” here in Oakland? I think it would be a benefit to the entire community.

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    • The community would have to request the event with Ms. Alice Huffman, state President of the California Hawaii NAACP and discuss with the local chapter.

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    • Why not just relegate low income minority students to failing neighborhood schools run by the NEA/AFT? You should be ashamed of yourself, parroting the NEA/AFT party line. You have placed many minority low income kids in the back of the school bus.

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      • I hope you will pay attention to the alternatives to private control and privatization that are happening in communities across the nation. There is help to educate you on those alternatives if you are open to it.

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  4. Reblogged this on starmistriel and commented:
    An added voice supporting transparency and accountability of TAXPAYER dollars!

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  5. Laaura H. Chapman // July 29, 2016 at 5:16 pm // Reply

    Thank you for circulating this document and all of the work that you are doing. See also this from Jan Resseger, Public Education Platform, July 5, 2016.

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  6. Paul M. Brown // July 29, 2016 at 2:40 pm // Reply

    The author should talk to parents of children who attend charter schools before launching a crusade to destroy the one educational reform in this country that has produced results for children living in school districts with under-performing schools.

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    • I have donated to a charter school, was an instructor at a charter school, had a child at a charter school, have published peer reviewed studies of charter schools and was on the board of a charter school. Thanks for your note.

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  7. This is a reason to believe in the power of activism. Empowering news for us all.

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  8. “In sum, I believe the NAACP, the nation’s vanguard of civil rights, has AGAIN demonstrated and articulated critical leadership sorely lacking from many other civil rights organizations on the issue of school choice.” Yes! NCLR, LULAC, NCLD, LCCHR, to name a few.

    Thank you, Julian, for your hard work here.

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  9. I think this is ground breaking news. It is a time for us to start thinking about what we as, Latino ,African-American and Native Peoples want for our children in the way they are educated. I think many parents do not clearly understand what is a private charter organization vs public school. Parents need to be clearly shown what is the difference between the two. They often don’t know what their fundamental rights are for the educational opportunities for their children.

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