National black pro-charter, pro-voucher group meets in New Orleans

Article By: Danielle Dreilinger | March 21, 2014 | Originally Posted on NOLA.com

The Black Alliance for Educational Options opened its national symposium in New Orleans on Thursday. The group promotes charter schools and vouchers, and provides a rallying point for people of color in what’s often considered a white, Republican cause

Highlights of the symposium, which continues through Saturday, include an address by Steve Perry, founder of Capital Prep Magnet School in Hartford, Conn.; a screening of the documentary “TEACHED” followed by a spoken-word open microphone session; and a question-and-answer session with alliance founder Howard Fuller, education professor at Marquette University.

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