Indeed the central role of churches in African-American communities helps explain not only Commander Ervin's success in facilitating the WSC prayer vigils, but also the seemingly inconsistent litigation positions of the NAACP in Lemon on the one hand, and the BAEO
and NAACP in Zelman on the other.
But some black leaders are nervous about the wider movement for school vouchers--and about the role groups such as BAEO
might play when they band together with conservative activists and funders.
Description: Formed by Howard Fuller at Marquette University, a Roman Catholic institution, the BAEO
is a front group that purports to represent African Americans who are pro-voucher.
(Contains 3 footnotes.) [This poll was released jointly by the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, School Choice Ohio, Alliance for School Choice, Agudath Israel of America, Association of Christian Schools International - Ohio River Valley Region, Center for Education Reform, Children's Scholarship Fund of Greater Cincinnati, Democrats for Education Reform, and Ohio BAEO
- Black Alliance for Educational Options.
Isaac Ewell, a Black Alliance for Educational Options' (BAEO
) national staff member has the task of taking a $4 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and opening 15 theme-driven, project-based charter schools in low-income, urban black communities.
(11) Most education reform advocacy organizations that directly engage in organizing parents, like Stand for Children, Families for Excellent Schools, Students First, and the Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO
), also help families get information on schooling options.
Just days before the vote, Howard Fuller, founder of the Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO
) and a strong supporter of vouchers, told national reporters, "If Bobby Jindal gets elected, I think we have a chance to do something in Louisiana."
The Foundation has also subsidized the efforts of the recently formed Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO
), a group launched in 2000 to build support for vouchers among African-Americans.
This report examines the activities, funding, and affiliations of the Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO
), highlighting its promotion of school vouchers, affiliations of its leaders and board of directors, and history of its funders.
, since renamed African Americans for Educational
Organizations such as the Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO
), the Hispanic Council for Reform and Educational Options (HCREO), and the Greater Educational Opportunities Foundation (GEO) viewed parental outreach as central to their mission.
The Bush administration has announced a partnership with the Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO
), a group that advocates for religious school vouchers, to promote the president's education policies.