African American public charter and private school leaders must have a seat at the table when public policy decisions are made that affect what we do in the classrooms.
We address the unique challenges and opportunities facing African American public charter and private school leaders in creating, sustaining, and delivering high-quality education to our children by providing technical assistance, operational resources and support, networking opportunities, and issue-driven advocacy.
Black Led Schools of Choice member schools cultivate and maintain positive working relationships with local and state elected officials such as North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, State Superintendent of Schools June Atkinson, Former State House Rep. Linda Coleman, and Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane.
It’s time to engage.
Changes to North Carolina public charter and private school laws and guidelines occur at lightning speed.
It’s not enough to be informed of those changes after they happened.
We must develop relationships with elected officials and education policy makers so that we can be a guiding force when change occurs.
We must proactively tell our story so that decision-makers, parents and the general public receive accurate and timely information about who we are and how we serve our communities.