NAACP Ratifies Charter School Moratorium Resolution. Will USDOE Rise to the Occasion?
On July 29, 2016, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) voted on a resolution calling for a charter school moratorium at its 2016 national convention.
On October 15, 2016, the charter moratorium resolution was officially ratified by the national NAACP. Below is the text of the NAACP charter moratorium press release:
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October 15, 2016Statement Regarding the NAACP’s Resolution on a Moratorium on Charter SchoolsCINCINNATI – Members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Board of Directors ratified a resolution Saturday adopted by delegates at its 2016 107th National Convention calling for a moratorium on charter school expansion and for the strengthening of oversight in governance and practice.“The NAACP has been in the forefront of the struggle for and a staunch advocate of free, high-quality, fully and equitably-funded public education for all children,” said Roslyn M. Brock, Chairman of the National NAACP Board of Directors. “We are dedicated to eliminating the severe racial inequities that continue to plague the education system.”The National Board’s decision to ratify this resolution reaffirms prior resolutions regarding charter schools and the importance of public education, and is one of 47 resolutions adopted today by the Board of Directors. The National Board’s decision to ratify supports its 2014 Resolution, ‘School Privatization Threat to Public Education’, in which the NAACP opposes privatization of public schools and public subsidizing or funding of for-profit or charter schools. Additionally, in 1998 the Association adopted a resolution which unequivocally opposed the establishment and granting of charter schools which are not subject to the same accountability and standardization of qualifications/certification of teachers as public schools and divert already-limited funds from public schools.We are calling for a moratorium on the expansion of the charter schoolsNAACP Ratifies Charter School Moratorium Resolution. Will USDOE Rise to the Occasion? | deutsch29: