Seeing this new stance on chartering as a clear and present danger to the movement and as a potential setback for families who desperately need new and better options, Black and Hispanic education leaders from across the country have come together to form a coalition to begin to develop a plan of action to try to slow the momentum of the anti-charter forces within the Democratic Party.
A plan of action will be designed to build awareness of and support for public charter schools, specifically those led by people of color. As such, The Coalition has agreed to embark on a set of actions that bring much needed attention to two specific messages:
Supporting charter schools is supporting self-determination of Black and Brown people, particularly those who serve as school leaders and are control every aspect of operating a school, as well as, parents who actively and intentionally choose these schools to educate their children.
Elected officials need to understand that Black and Brown parents want, value, and choose public charter schools to successfully secure a quality education for their children. School choice is an inalienable right for everyone.
We will set the conversation straight about the growing impact charter schools are having in communities across the country.