Sunday, September 01, 2013

Supporters, mostly Black parents, protest hostility toward charter schools

This is a short clip of the demonstration that took place at the Bransdford Ave offices of the Metro Nashville Public Schools on Friday. It is gratifying to see Black parents realize that the current one-size-fits-all public education system is a system that is failing their children. The protestors are right, "Parents need choice, Parent need choice!"

Supporters protest 'hostility' toward charter schools 

by Lisa Fingeroot, The Tennessean, Aug. 29, 2013 -  Nashville charter school supporters called in reinforcements from Washington, D.C., Thursday to help protest the hostility they claim Metro officials show toward charters.

The protesters also opposed Metro Councilman Steve Glover’s plan to ask the state to give Nashville a moratorium on approving charter schools.

“We’re here to essentially send the message that the hostility toward high-quality charter schools needs to end and that we need to be seen as a tool,” said Rebecca Lieberman, vice president of external affairs for the Tennessee Charter School Center. (link)

School Board member Amy Frogge, the most hostile of the school board members who are hostile to charter schools. used her face book page to defend herself saying, "To turn this discussion into a racially-charged attack on MNPS was a terrible act and offends me deeply."

All I can say is, "be offended." Many  Blacks are no longer willing to stay on the liberal plantation. They want what works and just like most parents, they want what is best for their children.

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