Letter With 160 Signers Opposes NAACP's Proposed Moratorium on Charter Schools - AZEdNews
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Letter With 160 Signers Opposes NAACP’s Proposed Moratorium on Charter Schools

Six weeks ago, I wrote a post about a resolution from the NAACP calling for a moratorium on new charter schools. It’s important to note, the resolution calls for a moratorium on opening new schools, not a shuttering of current schools, though one of its purposes is to take a closer look at those already operating in black communities, some of which, the resolution says, are the educational equivalent of subprime mortgages. The resolution is pending. It should be voted on sometime this year.  Now there’s a response, a letter with 160 signers, which begins, “Dear Esteemed NAACP Board Members,” and sings the praises of charter schools, especially those in black neighborhoods. The letter asks that members of the NAACP board meet with representatives of the signers to discuss the resolution and, they hope, decide to vote it down.