The Black Alliance For Educational Options (BAEO) conducted a survey of parents and has released its results. The survey included 2400 black parents from Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana and New Jersey and it’s clear that there is ample support for school choice (charters and scholarships) as well as the Common Core State Standards.
“When we see reading and math score declines in both 4th and 8th grades in the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), we know that change is needed,” said BAEO Director of Policy and Research Tiffany Forrester. “And when we see 70% support for more parent choice options such high-quality traditional pubic, public charter and scholarship programs, it’s a strong indicator that Black voters know what they want for their children and are engaged in the education reform process. –