Tag: Black Alliance for Educational Options

NAACP board approves anti-charter school resolution

Despite a full-court press from charter school supporters, the board of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People approved a resolution on Saturday that calls for halting the growth of charters. The move reaffirms the civil rights organization’s longstanding positions, spelled out in a 2014 resolution decrying “privatization” in[Read More…]

Groups push charter schools on discipline for special needs students

Charter schools should revamp their discipline practices to create better learning environments for “ALL students” — especially children with special needs, a range of education and civil rights advocates said today in a joint statement. The groups, which include the main national charter school association, the association of charter school authorizers, the Black Alliance for Educational[Read More…]

Big changes coming at BAEO

The country’s leading black-led education reform organization could be in for some major changes after 2016. The Black Alliance for Educational Options announced changes were coming in a letter to supporters on Friday, but provided few details on what the future would hold. Howard Fuller, the chairman emeritus of the organization,[Read More…]

BAEO’s Ken Campell: Don’t be afraid to note hypocrisy of school choice critics

Ken Campbell, president of the Black Alliance for Educational Options, has advice for school choice supporters who may be frustrated by critics who distort the evidence and hew to tired arguments. Call ’em out. “We have to recognize and not be afraid to call out the level of hypocrisy that[Read More…]

Howard Fuller: Don’t be knee-jerk about for-profits in school choice, ed reform

Count legendary school choice activist Howard Fuller among those who don’t have a problem with for-profit entities in education reform. At the Black Alliance for Educational Options symposium in Orlando on Thursday, Fuller, who is BAEO’s chair, told several hundred participants at a first-timers orientation that “you also need to[Read More…]