NAACP Task Force on Quality Education Discuss Charters at #NAACP108

The NAACP's Task Force on High Quality Education discussed their work and their perspectives on charter schools at the 2017 NAACP National Convention in Baltimore.

In 2016, the NAACP passed a resolution voted on by more than 2,000 members from across the United States. It garnered national attention because it called for a charter moratorium until these schools “are subject to the same transparency and accountability standards as public schools.”

Afterward, the NAACP created a task force on charter schools, whose charge was later expanded to examine quality education for students of color. The task force’s mission was to recommend “actions needed to improve the quality of education for all children of color being educated with public funds and to ensure the sustainability of an effective public education system for all children.”