The NAACP Called For a Charter School Moratorium to stop charter school expansion until which time the concerns expressed in their report are addressed.
Given the facts presented, this is a reasoned and reasonable request. Take a look!
Major Points of Concern with Charter Schools
- They have shown mixed performance.
- Charters frequently close, sometimes leaving students in the lurch.
- Suspending black students occurs at higher rates and certain students are “push out.”
- Charter schools too often lack financial transparency and accountability.
- Segregation has notably increased.
- For-profit and virtual charter schools are especially troubling in light of low performance.
“The vote taken by the NAACP is a declaratory statement by this Association that the proliferation of charter schools should be halted as we address the concerns raised in our resolution,” said Chairman Brock.
The NAACP made a declaration. To date, lawmakers have not acknowledged any willingness to make changes.
OUR federal education laws, OUR federal tax dollars, and OUR federal administration continues the expansion.
To halt the further expansion of federally-funded charter schools through the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), we have to have Congress change the law!
As the NAACP stated in their press release…
We are calling for a moratorium on the expansion of the charter schools at least until such time as:
- Charter schools are subject to the same transparency and accountability standards as public schools,
- Public funds are not diverted to charter schools at the expense of the public school system,
- Charter schools cease expelling students that public schools have a duty to educate, and
- Charter schools cease to perpetuate de facto segregation of the highest performing children from those whose aspirations may be high but whose talents are not yet as obvious.
Charter expansion is a federal, state, and local issue. Please repeat your message at all levels of government.
Make the calls (federal, state, and local listings at the following link). Let your representatives know what you demand.