Ben Jealous, CEO of NAACP, Op Ed on Education and Equality

Why the NAACP is Suing New York
The Washington Post

For 102 years, the NAACP has fought to ensure that all our children have access to high-quality public education. Our founders made improving education our primary strategy for improving America. They did so because they knew from experience that educational inequities are not only the product of broader inequalities and dangerous social tensions but also maintain them.

We believe that if we make all our schools great places to learn, we will have more than better institutions and better-prepared students — we will have a better country. Toward this end, we filed a lawsuit last month on behalf of New York City’s public schoolchildren and their parents.

To read the full Op Ed, please follow this link to The Washington Post.