Missed the Facebook Q&A With Chris Stewart on the NAACP and Charter Schools? Here's What You Missed.

Last night Education Post hosted a Facebook Q&A with education blogger Chris a.k.a. Citizen Stewart on why the NAACP is wrong to propose a moratorium on public charter schools. We’ve written a few posts over the past couple of weeks, but thought doing a Q&A live on Facebook would be valuable so more people could participate. And folks showed up with questions in hand. Here are a few from last night's conversation. To start off Education Post wanted to know, how do charter schools fit into the fight for quality education? How do charter schools fit into the fight for quality education? Sharif El-Mekki, Mastery Charter School principal in Philadelphia, wanted to know how can parents who are feeling ignored by the NAACP send a message? screen-shot-2016-09-30-at-8-27-35-am Haneef Auguste asked the question many of us wanted to know. Black leaders with concerns have reached out to the NAACP to discuss their resolution, but to date they have declined. Lamont Douglas, a New Orleans parent, commented on the NAACP's "johnny-come lateliness" and wanted to know where was the concern for African-American children before. It seems that the NAACP is johnny come lately, where was the concern when district were choking the academic life out of our children? Vesia Hawkins, Tennessee mom and former educator, asked how and why are charter schools getting so much heat? Where'd it come from? screen-shot-2016-09-30-at-8-38-19-am So, how do we shift the conversation so that people understand that chart schools are also not monolithic? screen-shot-2016-09-30-at-8-35-11-am Chris Stewart ended the Q&A with a call to action. screen-shot-2016-09-30-at-8-40-26-am Check out all the comments I couldn't include on our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/BetterConversationBetterEducation/photos/a.262846647247371.1073741828.246491525549550/512284928970207/?type=1&theater

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