from Bay State Banner Op-Ed:

NAACP president and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous was dismayed at the vehemence of the verbal tirades and demonstrations against his organization for joining with the United Federation of Teachers to stop a handful of charter schools around Harlem from opening or expanding in public school buildings.

“We just had no idea how much tension it would create,” Jealous said. The NAACP simply regarded the lawsuit it filed as a way to prevent the loss of funds and space for chronically under-funded and cramped inner-city public schools.

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