We're disappointed that the NAACP has ignored the evidence in favor of charters and
the demand from Black parents for better options. They are out of touch with their members, the community they represent, and with the changing field of education. All parents have the right to find the best school for their child. Given the overwhelming public support in communities of color for choice, this vote means nothing.
Peter Cunningham is the founder of Education Post and serves on its board. He served as Assistant Secretary for communications and outreach in the U.S. Department of Education during the Obama administration’s first term. Prior to that he worked with Arne Duncan when he was CEO of the Chicago Public Schools. Peter is affiliated with