The NAACP Education Committee is charged to:
1. Empower students, parents and local advocates to assess our local schools, school districts, colleges and universities, and state educational agencies through data collection and the production of substantive research on key educational equity issues.
2. Empower students, parents and local advocates to assist their local schools, school districts, colleges and universities and state educational agencies through training, and collaborative technical assistance designed to prevent discrimination and promote inclusion in educational programs and services.
3. Empower students, parents and local advocates to advance educational excellence through programmatic support and development based on sound research, strategic planning and strong collaborative networks.
There are 4 Goals that guide us in improving our educational system. They are:
Goal 8.1: Advocate for effective, accountable and accessible public school systems, and for adequate and equitable school funding.
Goal 8.2: Examine a broad range of educational structures and practices with the objective of advocating for educational innovations that improve educational equity and student achievement.
Goal 8.3: Promote affirmative action and funding equity in higher education.
Goal 8.4: Advocate for the fulfillment of the nation’s commitment to quality, integrated public education as set forth in the landmark decision of Brown v. The Board of Education.
Now more than ever, the NAACP must stand poised to address the pertinent education issues affecting our children across the nation. Through a renewed emphasis on strong education advocacy efforts at the local, state, and federal level, the NAACP seeks to rekindle the fire for excellence in education knowing that the success of our children depends on our organization.