June 22, 2017 2:56 pm

Problems with charter schools that you won’t hear Betsy DeVos talk about

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Answer Sheet Analysis
 June 22

Supporters of charter schools rally at the Legislative Office Building on Jan. 20, 2016, in Albany, N.Y.  (Mike Groll/AP)


By Carol Burris

During the summer of 2016, the members of the NAACP — the oldest civil rights organization in the country — took a remarkable stand. At their annual convention in Cincinnati, they passed a resolution that called for a pause on new charter school funding.

This was not the first time the organization expressed its concern about charter schools. Calls for charter reforms were included in past resolutions of the NAACP as well. The new 2016 resolution, however, went further in that it called for a moratorium on the growth of charter schools until concerns were addressed.

You can read Carol’s entire Answer Sheet post here.