Last Saturday the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People went ahead and ratified a resolution calling for a moratorium on the expansion of charter schools. In a cold effort to manipulate the movement that currently teaches 2.6 million students with another million on waiting lists, the organization listed four conditions under which it would reverse its latest decision. They are:
(1) Charter schools are subject to the same transparency and accountability standards as public schools
(2) Public funds are not diverted to charter schools at the expense of the public school system
(3) Charter schools cease expelling students that public schools have a duty to educate and
(4) 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.
Never mind that the NAACP has never called for the closure of the traditional schools that have utterly failed for decades to educate the very people that this non-profit is supposedly serving. This is clearly a complete capitulation to the teachers’ unions. There can be no other explanation for a group opposing the heroes that have taken children that may have ended up in prison or dead and turned their lives around so that they are now going to college.
There is really nothing more to say. It is a sad day.