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“Towns’ personal decision concerning her child’s education exposes a breathtaking level of hypocrisy at the NAACP.”
Originally posted June 27, 2011 in the New York Post by CARL CAMPANILE
IBNN NEWS Brief (Source: New York Times/June 27, 2011)..A prominent NAACP leader is sending her child to a posh New England boarding school at the same time the civil-rights group is suing to block low-income parents from educating their kids in charter schools, The Post has learned.
Karen Boykin-Towns, who heads the group’s Brooklyn branch and serves on its national board, enrolls her daughter, Jasmine, at the bucolic, 80-acre Brewster Academy in New Hampshire, which charges up to $45,000 in annual tuition.
Her husband is Darryl Towns, the state housing commissioner and former Brooklyn state assemblyman who voted to increase the cap on charter schools last year.