Ravitch Doubles Down on NAACP Charter Embrace
Last October the NAACP
handed a solution calling for a moratorium on the approval of latest constitution
colleges. The solution did not anything for the hundreds of thousands of segregated
youngsters already struggling within the penal no excuses charters that no NAACP Board
member would ever permit for their personal youngsters, nevertheless it used to be a choice
that, however, freaked out the multi-billion greenback constitution trade and
the abusive, well-paid overseers who run the constitution reform
As a results of NAACP name for a moratorium
closing fall, the billionaires went to paintings to place drive on the NAACP to
recant. The NAACP, a company in large part dependent upon the generosity
of company foundations, the philanthrocapitalists, and their company
unions, caved to the drive. Less than a 12 months after the squeeze started,
contributors of the NAACP
Board issued a record that ignores the moratorium via making suggestions
for a way new charters are to licensed. The record supplies a transparent sign that
the moratorium is now inappropriate.
The NAACP record received the reward of the DNC/AFT/NEA/NPE. As schoolmarm to
the country’s neoliberals, Diane Ravitch went as far as put the NAACP in her
weblog’s Honor Roll.
On August eight, Ravitch took the chance to reward as soon as once more the brand new NAACP
place, which mirrors the AFT/NEA/NPE place on charters. Here are
the 2 NAACP issues referring to charters that Ravitch posted on her weblog:
four. Mandate a rigorous [charter] authorizing and renewal procedure. States with the fewest authorizers have the
best possible charters. Only native college districts will have to be allowed to authorize
charters, primarily based on their wishes.
. . . .
five. Eliminate for-profit constitution
colleges and for-profit constitution control firms that regulate nonprofit
charters. Not a greenback of federal, state or native cash will have to pass to for-profit
charters. The record notes that the well-liked experiences of misconduct of
for-profit charters and their for-profit managers is reason why sufficient to forbid
them. As for-profits, they’ve an “inherent conflict of interest,” and might
nicely put the passion in their buyers over the ones of scholars.
Ravitch then asks: Now, I ask you, what
a part of those 5 suggestions means that the NAACP is improper? That it
used to be doing the bidding of academics’ unions?”
The 2nd a part of your query I will be able to solution
with a query: Does someone imagine that it is a accident that the NAACP
place on charters now mirrors the AFT/NEA/NPE place? Or is the
NAACP in search of safe haven within the DNC training tent? Can they manage to pay for to
enhance a moratorium that the DNC, which nonetheless run via the Clintonians, isn’t
As to why the NAACP/NEA/AFT/NPE place is
improper: As I’ve famous maximum lately, striking native forums in control of
deciding which constitution chain gangs get approval does not anything to staunch the
glide of training bucks into the wallet of constitution operators. It simply makes
native forums complicit within the corruption.
charters, here is what I mentioned about couple
of weeks in the past:
“non-profit” selection, with handiest 13
% of the country’s 7,500 charters run via for-profit firms.
Insisting that every one charters change into “non-profit” will handiest ensure that that
state and native training bucks will proceed to fill the coffers of the
constitution trade, which flourishes via claiming “non-profit” standing for his or her
segregated cultural sterilization colleges primarily based on the KIPP Model.
Which, after all, is the general and maximum
egregious “wrong” related to the NAACP place: it ignores the
injury being completed to youngsters within the neo-eugenic mental neutering camps
which are the selected strategy to controlling the city deficient.