It is heartening to see more and more African-Americans wander off the Liberal Plantation and embrace what they know to be in their best interest rather than being cannon fodder in the war to advance the Liberal Leviathan State. Not all advocates of education excellence and school choice are conservative, but the view that competition and innovation and breaking free of the bonds of bureaucratic uniformity and doing what is best for your child in contrast to best for the total community, are conservative ideas. It is heartening to see Black Americans willing to show independence from the teacher unions which is one of the most powerful factions in the Democrat coalition. It is heartening to see them reject the idea that mediocrity and low performance is the norm for the Black community. It is heartening to see them take control of their own children's education rather than just accepting the liberal establishment status quq.
The programs of affirmative action and greater and greater welfare dependency and promotion of racial division and entitlement and resentment have wrecked havoc on the Black community resulting in destruction of the fabric of that society. I believe education is the way to break the bonds of poverty that hold back the Black community. Real earned achievement raises one's self-respect and self respecting people do not engage in behavior that is self-destructive. An educated people are not trapped in poverty.
I am pleased to support BAEO. I ask you to join me in making a contribution to this worthwhile organization. Rod
My name is Stephanie Holmes.
Our neighborhood school was not serving my son’s needs well. He was performing below grade level, struggling to maintain appropriate behavior and was written up by staff and administrators seemingly everyday.
As a BAEO Member and Parent Advocate Leader, I've come to learn about charter schools in Memphis, Tennessee. I decided I would move him to a nearby charter school to see if his educational needs would be better met there.
I’m pleased to say they were. My son now sees himself as a scholar rather than a distraction. He now performs on grade level and loves to go to school.
But not every parent has the ability to seek out alternative educational options like I did. That is why the Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO) is working in a number of states to ensure parents, like myself, have the ability to play a role in how their children are educated.
However, BAEO’s work can’t continue without the support of concerned parents, advocates and community members like you.
I’m asking you to consider making a charitable donation this #GivingTuesday, December 2, to support BAEO’s work to ensure low-income and working class Black families have access to high-quality educational options.
Your donation will support our efforts to ensure that all children have access to a high-quality education that leads to a brighter future.
Make your donation today: http://alturl.com/cqyfj
We thank you for your continued support.
Memphis, Tennessee Parent & BAEO Member