New video: Attending a black-led charter school is like choosing an HBCU

By September 8, 2022 News
We have a great new video to share with you from CarolinaCAN. It explains why the choice to attend a Black-led charter school is so similar to the decision to attend an HBCU. Moreover, it features those who would really know: a former public charter school student who attends an HBCU–and the dynamic charter leader who shaped his K-12 education.

Charter and HBCU student Javon Floyd: ‘You have a choice, too’

Filmed by our friend Brian Jodice–who has produced some excellent videos for the Coalition–the new video features Javon Floyd and Dr. Tamara Turner. Javon attended Quality Education Academy, a Winston-Salem K-12 public charter school. Now, he’s a student and member of the men’s basketball team at Johnson C. Smith University, a Charlotte HBCU. Dr. Turner is the CEO of Quality Education Academy. QEA, Dr. Turner notes, is a Black-led school of choice that “educates from an HBCU culture and environment.”
The video debuted this weekend at the Aggie/Eagle Classic (North Carolina A &T University vs. N.C. Central University).

Thanks to Marcus Brandon, the executive director at CarolinaCAN, for sharing this great video with the Coalition!

Kristen Blair

Author Kristen Blair

Kristen Blair is the communications director for the North Carolina Coalition for Charter Schools.

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