Parents, Civil Rights and Education Leaders Host Meet & Greet in Cincinnati On How Charter Public Schools Are Working for Black Students

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CINCINNATI - Charter public school parents, education and civil rights leaders are speaking up in support of high quality charter public schools and encouraging the NAACP to reconsider their vote to place a national moratorium on new charter schools nationwide. NAACP will vote on the national moratorium during its national board meeting in Cincinnati on October 15th.

The Meet & Greet in Cincinnati will feature parents and charter school leaders from Ohio and across the US, including Rashad Turner who recently left the Black Lives Matter after the organization's leadership called for the end of charter schools. The discussion will focus on the role of charter schools in public education and how these schools are providing high-quality school options in many communities that lack access to successful public schools. Participants will offer an in depth look at the data that shows how charter schools are performing for Black students.

Nationally, more than one million names remain on waiting lists for charter schools and a moratorium on charter schools will not solve the problems the NAACP seeks to address. Parents, education and civil rights leaders are enthusiastic about opening up a dialogue with the NAACP about how to move forward together on improving public education for all students.

Breakfast will be provided.

WHO:

Rashad Turner
Former Black Lives Matter Leader, St. Paul Public Schools Parent, Education Advocate

RaShaun Holliman
President and CEO, Ohio Alliance for Public Charter Schools

Dr. Glenda Brown
Superintendent, Phoenix Community Learning Center

Dave Taylor
Chief Academic Officer, Dayton Early College Academy

Ron Rice
Senior Director of Government Relations, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

and Charter School Parents

WHEN:

Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 8:00am

WHERE:

The Garfield Room
The Westin Cincinnati
21 E. 5th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

HOSTED BY:

Black Alliance for Educational Options
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

About the Black Alliance for Educational Options
The Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO) is a national non-profit education advocacy organization founded in 2000 by prominent Black educators, elected officials and civil rights activists. BAEO's mission is to increase access to high-quality educational options for Black children by actively supporting transformational education reform initiatives and parental choice policies that empower low-income and working-class Black families. For more information on BAEO visit http://www.baeo.org.

About the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools is the leading national nonprofit organization committed to advancing the public charter school movement. Our mission is to lead public education to unprecedented levels of academic achievement by fostering a strong charter movement. For more information, please visit www.publiccharters.org.