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Voices of Color, Voices for Opportunity

A series of opinions by African-American leaders engaged in the battle for educational opportunity in their communities.




Voices of Color, Voices for Opportunity, CER, Feb. 2018

Creating critical awareness of the real rank and file attitudes of African-Americans and people of color when it comes to having the power to make fundamental decisions regarding where their children attend school






School choice is crucial for African-American students’ success USA Today, Sept. 21, 2017

T. Willard Fair, president, Urban League of Greater Miami

The NAACP refuses to acknowledge the benefits that come from school choice and expects all people of color should follow their lead. I won’t.



Supporting black colleges helps charter schools Times Record News, Sept. 29, 2017

Johnny C. Taylor Jr., Thurgood Marshall College Fund

It is through the lens of HBCUs that we have come to see that the plight of students trapped in poor schools, often in fragile communities, is not only an economic challenge for this nation, but an issue of national security. …