Tag Archives: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

Please support @NAACP Thunderclap today!

The NAACP is seeking 500 supporters for its High Quality Education Thunderclap! Will you join them today with your Facebook and/or Twitter? The Thunderclap reads: “Call for resource equity. Accountability for charters. Moratorium still warranted. #QualityEd #NAACP http://thndr.me/RsJkGu” Join the Thunderclap ASAP here. The purpose of their message is to highlight the NAACP TaskForce Report on Quality Education. Founded 1909, the

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.@NAACP says contact Senator and Reps about DeVos and Trump #NAACP108

I am in Baltimore at the NAACP’s 2017 National Convention. View this post on Instagram #naacp108 officially gets rolling today. A post shared by Julian Vasquez Heilig (@professorjvh) on Jul 23, 2017 at 8:48am PDT View this post on Instagram ‪Here's what's happening currently at #NAACP108 ‬ A post shared by Julian Vasquez Heilig (@professorjvh) on Jul 22, 2017 at

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Alert: @NAACP formally opposing @BetsyDeVos

During School Choice Week a white Texas governor tried to convince the public that school choice, including school vouchers, are civil rights. However, the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organizations appears to disagree with that premise by formally opposing Betsy DeVos, the school choice queen, for US Secretary of Education. (For more on Betsy DeVos click here). It was kind of cool that @NAACP

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Education Reformers Running Rampant in Oakland (Vote for Sean)

The top-down, private control education reform supporters are currently running rampant in Oakland. The district is even led by a Broad trained superintendent. I have made several trips to Oakland at the request of community members to discuss what is occurring in their city. You can watch two of the conversations here and here. As a result, I fully support Sean Dugar

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Has the @NAACP always had a critical view of charters?

Has the NAACP always had a critical view of charters? Is the recent NAACP resolution critical of charters consistent with the perspective of Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X and W.E.B. DuBois? Where did the idea for market-based education reform come from? Can we change our mind on charters? Julian Vasquez Heilig, professor and researcher, discusses these questions and more LIVE on We

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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)

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