NAACP opposes charter school amendment

Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 9:25 PM
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A resolution opposing the charter school amendment on next month’s ballot was passed Saturday by the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP.

“This amendment is not about fixing the schools and school systems, but is designed to decide who gets to spend our hard earned tax dollars for ‘special schools,’ which are not under the control of local school boards,’’ the NAACP resolution stated. It asked its delegates to urge voters in their communities to vote against the constitutional change.

The opposition is consistent with many individual Georgia NAACP branches, such as one in Augusta, that have expressed problems with the proposed state change. Dr. Charles Smith Sr., Augusta branch president, said his group hopes to hold a public forum on the issue Monday.

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dickworth1
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dickworth1 10/13/12 - 09:50 pm
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Charter Schools
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The naacp opposes charter schools saying the local school boards will
not have any input. This is a good thing! The school board and pto have had input in our current schools and you know how bad our school system is in Richmond county and the overall ga. school system
is one of the worst in the nation. Let's try something else with qualified
teachers and professional staff members and see how these schools workout. Vote for change, vote for the future of your children, vote yes
to the charter school amendment.

Insider Information
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Insider Information 10/13/12 - 11:37 pm
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Obviously, the NAACP would

Obviously, the NAACP would rather see kids certainly fail than have a chance for success.

Today's NAACP is completely out of touch with the civil rights our kids are entitled to.

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 10/13/12 - 10:32 pm
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I was not sure

... about the amendment, then I began to favour it when the professional educators (note, they never refer to them selves as teachers, mainly because indoctrination is not teaching) misused their position and tax dollars to fight it. I wasn't certain until now, the NAACP --an acronym for Never Admit, Aid, Contribute to Progress-- is against it, it must be something good for minority children and racial harmony.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 10/13/12 - 10:54 pm
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Support Failure

That's the NAACP way. Parents who agonize over sending their children to underperforming schools – schools where their children are marginalized or bullied – would like a chance to check out a charter school. Perhaps there their children might achieve a better outcome. Perhaps not. But at least give those parents a chance to try something different.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 10/13/12 - 11:06 pm
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It's in the NAACP's interest

It's in the NAACP's interest to keep things as bad as possible. They would all be out of a job if things started getting better. I notice they do not have a plan to make the public schools better. But they are hot to trot to condemn trying something that MIGHT make things better.

YeCats
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YeCats 10/13/12 - 11:35 pm
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So much for "hope and

So much for "hope and change", again.

Young Fred
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Young Fred 10/14/12 - 02:13 am
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Where was the NAACP during

Where was the NAACP during the Atlanta cheating scandal? They would have us believe they care about “fixing the schools and school systems?

shrimp for breakfast
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shrimp for breakfast 10/14/12 - 06:09 am
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Dichotomy is spot on

Have you ever heard the NAACP say anything positive about ANYTHING?

wayne2410
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wayne2410 10/14/12 - 07:24 am
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Of course they oppose it, it
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Of course they oppose it, it says nothing about giving them something for free. If that outfit was legit they would try to set their people on a path of self reliance and empowerment instead of trying to keep them stuck in chains to the man. In a way it is ironic, the man, as they like to call us would be much more likely to set them up with a chance to actually succeed than the NAACP would, yet they hate us like it was still the 60's, I know they don't believe it but they really are biting off their nose to spite their face.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 10/14/12 - 07:52 am
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NOW WHY

The school system needs a choice...why in sam hill would you oppose that.....lose your control maybe.....check the Clayton county schools & you will see what a dang mess we are in ...
Too many chiefs wanting control ......pitiful.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 10/14/12 - 09:41 am
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The national association against
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caucasian people is continuing to keep it's bro's and sista's on "da plantation", as usual. It's a tax exempt organization with extortion as it's source of revenue. It's national president, jealous, and affiliate racists julian bond, al sharpton, the jacksons, obamas, jordan-lee, john lewis, soledad o'brien, charlie rangel et al are bound and determined to put the white race down on the "plantation". Come Nov. 6th, if they win, we will be on our way.

Insider Information
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Insider Information 10/14/12 - 09:48 am
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There was a time when the

There was a time when the NAACP fought for the people against the government.

Today, the NAACP fights for the government against the people.

Jane18
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Jane18 10/14/12 - 10:49 am
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Mentality of NAACP

If there is one thing I have learned about the NAACP, it is, if they are for something-I am not! If they are against something-I am for it! Wayne2410 is correct, the NAACP is still in 60's!!

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 10/14/12 - 04:26 pm
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Gosh, what a surprise. Really.

Was there really any need to inform the public of something that would be obvious to anyone who doesn't live life in a cave?

The NAACP "jumped the shark" a very long time ago. As an organization/pie-hole, it is beyond irrelevant to everyone but themselves.

lifelongresident
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lifelongresident 10/15/12 - 08:38 am
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if the NAACP backs charter
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if the NAACP backs charter schools and/or school choice then children become educated, in turn become educated adults able to make better decisions to the point of realizing the NAACP is one of, if not the most irrelevent organization ever. in order for the NAACP to remain influencial they need blacks to be dumb stupid and believing in the "victim mentality" harkening back to the days of slavery using that as a millstone tied to the neck of ignorant and brainwahed blacks to believe that "the man" is still supressing them causing them to turn to crime, drugs, poverty depending on the "gub-ment" to save them.

mgnoll
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mgnoll 10/17/12 - 11:41 am
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No To Charter School Amendment

Here simple reasons why it is important to say NO to the charter school amendment:

1) We already have more than 200 charter schools in Georgia, so why do we need to change the constitution?

2) The Georgia Supreme Court struck down an earlier attempt by the state to create charter schools without local input BECAUSE justices understand that local parents/tax payers (not bureaucrats and big government in Atlanta) should be making these decisions. This amendment would boil down to "taxation without representation".

3) Studies have shown that children in charter schools do not perform better than children in regular public schools. Period.

4) We already have seen way too many cuts in education funds and this amendment would divert even more money away from public school.

5) Lastly, the NAACP is actually rather slow with their decision. Others who have already expressed their opposition to this amendment are: State School Superintendent John Barge, the Georgia School Boards Association, the Georgia School Superintendents Association, the Georgia PTA, the Georgia Federation of Teachers, the Georgia Association of Educators, the Professional Association of Georgia Educators, the Georgia Retired Educators Association, the Atlanta Board of Education, the Southern Education Foundation and the Georgia Association of Educational Leaders, ...

Vote NO on the Charter School Amendment!

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