Dear Presidents: Remembering Brown vs. Board of Education.
It’s All About the Children!
Today we are 65+ years from the Landmark “Brown vs. Board of Education” decision, thus beginning the end of segregation of schools in America and an affirmation by the U.S. Supreme Court that “. . . In these days, it is doubtful that any child may reasonably be expected to succeed in life if he is denied the opportunity of an education. Such an opportunity, where the State has undertaken to provide it, is a right which must be made available to all on equal terms
- Release of recent districts Report Cards reveals again, that the State of Ohio school systems continue to fail our children. The NAACP holds the State leaders accountable and responsible in addressing the “education crisis” faced by African Americans and other communities at- risk and under-resourced. The welfare of our children is the highest priority for the State of Ohio of Branches of the NAACP; and
- We support the belief that it takes the village to bring about change and solutions, through the fostering of partnerships and collaborations. However, the State is responsible for ensuring the equal educational rights of our children.
SUPPORTING AND REQUESTING THE STATE OF OHIO TO continue to Ensure that local control of school districts remain in the hands of the local community.
- The NAACP opposes State Takeovers of local Districts, but when public funds support school Districts that fail our children using taxpayer monies, the State must take corrective actions. The current plan utilizes low standardized test scores to label schools as “failing” and take away local control of public districts.
- Members of the State of Ohio Branches of the NAACP support and request that local control of public-school districts continue, as this is in the best interest of our children and our community.
The NAACP Ohio Conference of Branches opposes any amendment that does not protect the rights of our children to an equal education as stated by the U.S. Supreme Court and as protected by Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
(See President’s Letter on NAACP-Ohio’s Letterhead, by clicking here!)