As NAACP votes for charter moratorium, school families rallied in protest
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People reiterated its opposition to charter schools Saturday when its board of directors ratified a resolution calling for a moratorium on charter school expansion until more oversight is established. The board’s vote followed months of intense pressure to reject the proposal from other black education advocates, who...
By Naomi Nix | October 17, 2016
California NAACP proposes moratorium on new public charter schools, sparking backlash from other civil rights advocates
The NAACP may soon have one message for state governments and others looking to expand charter schools in urban communities: don’t. During its 2016 National Convention last month, the group’s delegates passed a resolution that reaffirmed the association’s opposition to spending public money on charter schools but went a step further by calling for a...
By Naomi Nix | August 4, 2016
Morning Read: Soft Teacher Evaluation Deal?
Los Angeles Teachers’ Evaluation Victory Bucks a Trend Los Angeles teacher appraisals won’t be based on ‘value added,’ increasingly being used across the country. Now a key question is how test scores will figure in. LA Times L.A. mayoral candidates discuss housing, education, city services The four candidates competing to replace outgoing Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa...
By Samantha Oltman | December 10, 2012