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!