The New York Times Editorial Board Calls the NAACP's Latest Move a 'Misguided Attack on Charter Schools'

PHOTO CREDIT: JOSHUA LOTT / THE NEW YORK TIMES

PHOTO CREDIT: JOSHUA LOTT / THE NEW YORK TIMES

In the middle of the onslaught of coverage in this historic presidential campaign, the New York Times editorial board directed its attention to the NAACP's unexpected "blanket moratorium" on charter schools, threatening the education of thousands of minority students. The board called the move "misguided" adding that advocates of the moratorium "fail to acknowledge what’s happening to children who need and deserve a way out of the broken schools to which they have been relegated." The New York Times cited a study conducted by Stanford University's Center for Research on Education Outcomes which concluded that in 2015, students enrolled in charter schools in 41 of the nation’s urban regions learned significantly more than their traditional public school counterparts. The study also determined significant "educational gains for charter school students turned out to be significantly larger for black, Hispanic, low-income and special education students in both math and reading."

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