NAACP Not Supporting Black New York Students

by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World

Some African-American New York parents are ignited over an NAACP decision which seems to keep their children at a disadvantage by failing to make way for better schools. Reportedly, the NAACP supports a lawsuit that will prohibit 20 charter schools from moving into school buildings already occupied by public schools. This same lawsuit also supports not closing public schools performing at poor levels.

At first sight, one may think it makes perfect sense not to allow already existing public schools to be booted out of their buildings for the sake of charter schools. What one needs to know, however, is that a shameful number of black students in New York are in schools with despicable funding and unspeakably poor curriculum. Charter schools are the ray of hope for black parents to get their kids better education worth having.

Currently, New York’s charter schools can only hold 4 percent of one million public school children. No wonder black parents feel like the NAACP is stabbing them in the back by supporting a suit that looks to stifle the growth of charter schools and refuses to shut down public schools that fail to properly educate children.

Ayvaunn Penn is a spoken word artist and an award winning writer completing her degree in English and philosophy. For more of her witty-word works click here. To have your original poetry featured by Ms. Penn on Your Black Poets, click here.


3 responses to “NAACP Not Supporting Black New York Students

  1. This is a said day for progressive strategies which would impact the blatant neglect of black/brown children in
    educate America! Perhaps, the NAACP needs to understand Why their membership is so low interms of the
    , post civil rights generation supporting them.
    Shame, Shame on these colored clowns.

    Nia Redmond, Bmore

    • Most people do not know what goes on in the public schools. They know what the read in the newspaper. First of all a person needs to have some modum of discipline in order to learn. Even the good children have caught on…I don’t have to do much work…have fun…I’m still going to pass. Classes are over crowded, principals more concerned on attendance (principal gets $10,000 bonus paid for 100% attendance, allotted monies not spent on curricula,academic intervention services not given to students to support their academic needs,bheaviorial needs unaddressed until the cops have to ba called. Most of all you have administrators, who can’t teach themselves! It’s the ole boy network as usual. America is in trouble! The NAACP is fighting the fight that needs to be fought!

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