Teacher Suspended After 6-Year-Old Black Boy Is Physically Assaulted at NY Charter School; Mother Searches for Answers   

An elementary school gym teacher at Rochester Exploration Elementary Charter School for Science & Technology in upstate New York has been suspended amid allegations that he pushed a 6-year-old student so forcefully to the ground last week, one of the child’s front teeth came out and the other one had to be pulled.

Closing Low-Performing Schools More Likely to Negatively Affect Black and Hispanic Students: Report

Charter schools are on the rise across the country, and as more public K-12 schools are found not to be delivering the type of high-quality education that students in their districts deserve, the push to close low-performing schools has increased. A recent study has concluded that when those closures happen, schools…

Democrats for Education Reform Seek to Empower Parents and Strengthen Black Communities

In a piece entitled, "Democratic Political Infighting Over Education Harms Black Families," which was published on The Root last month, Dr. Andre Perry claimed that our organization, Democrats for Education Reform, not only "attacked" Hillary Clinton—because our position on charter schools differs from that of the…

Pushback Against the NAACP's Anti-Charter School Stance Is Misguided and Self-Serving

In calling for a moratorium on all charter schools, the NAACP has declared, after years of discussion, that it’s concerned enough about local governance, millionaire charter school board members and public fund-spending to take a stand. While there are a plethora of arguments to be made, for me it all comes down to…