A DIALOGUE ON THE IMPACT
OF THE TRAYVON
CASE ON BLACK YOUTH
TO YOU BY CCCAAC, Inc. & Martin Street Baptist Church
CALL: Calla @ 919-413-7397
or Marjorie 919-386-9634 for more information
NO JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON
unbearable to conceive
What happened to you,
At the hands of a fanatic
Who claims he was in strife,
and took your life.
are in pain. We are in despair.
In our minds, you were our own.
It breaks our hearts that you are gone.
We pray you
are safely in God's care;
All over the world, grief, we share
To your family
“God will help you to bear
The pain, the suffering, and the despair.
Life is a journey; we cannot
predict the end.
But if you believe, you will see Trayvon again!”
Our Justice System:
You did the
You allowed wrong to prevail
And declared right to be wrong!
And By manipulating the truths,
was not done.
The eyes of the world are upon us!
nation in the world,
Now observed with disgust,
Because our Justice System refused to be just.
Not another child!
Not again! Never again!
Murphy (Sharing my thoughts)
For Immediate Release
Coalition Of Concerned Citizens for African American Children is a parent based organization advocating for students who attend
public schools. On behalf of the Coalition of Concerned Citizens for African American Children, we find it highly offensive
that Representative Tillis and his fellow supporters are willing to sacrifice our children's education by continuing to allow
our public dollars to be used for funding of private and charter schools. WE are a parent based advocacy group empowering
parents to advocate for their children using policies and state laws that support equal education for all students.
As you know, the CCCAAC supports equal education for all students
and we strongly believe that children learn best in an ethnically and economically diverse setting. Based on the recent research
data, charter and private schools are NOT able to better educate our children therefore, all state dollars should remain in
Here are few examples that show
that charter and private schools are not equipped and better able to education our children even though they have extremely
small class size compared to the traditional public school setting.
1. Torchlight Academy has been under the financial microscope following the audit in 2009. They
are a public school who receives public funding, and we are requesting that NC Charter Schools share details of the audit
from Torchlight Academy with the public. In addition, we request that NC Charter School Office share all financial information
as it relates to the spending of our taxpayers money with the public immediately!
2. Torchlight was found to be among the lowest performing charter school in the State of North
Carolina in 2007.
Charter School test scores range in 2008-2012 eighth grade reading ranges from 35% to 48% in reading. Science test scores
ranges from 18% to 58%. Reading scores for 3rd grade range from 15% to 61%.
3. Marcus Garvey Academy in Cleveland, Ohio a charter school showed that teachers at some of your
charter schools are willing to cheat and deprive our children of getting a sound basic education.
According to a scoring company in Ohio "Marcus Garvey had significantly more
than the state's average of answers being erased and changed from wrong to right answers according to ODE."
The suspension rates at North Carolina Charter School for African
American Children remain enormous with highly:
1. KIPP Academy in Charlotte suspended 148 African Americans
2. Research Triangle Charter suspended 92 A/A
3. Children Village suspended 49
4. Rocky Mount Prep suspended 231
5. Sallie B. Howard suspended 320
6. Hope Charter suspended 26
7. Healthy Start suspended 25
8. Guilford Prep suspended 28
9.Torchlight Academy suspended 3
Based on the information we provided, CCCAAC is requesting that the Republican Legislature eliminate
the use of the vouchers for use of private and charter school education. It is clearly, Rep. Tillis and his supporters’
failed attempt to allow our children to remain in isolated education venues that do not lead to a sound basic education.
We strongly encouraged parents, citizens and taxpayers to continue
to closely monitor the actions and decisions of the Wake County School Board Of Education in addition to studying the system
policies and procedures of local and state laws that govern our children's education.
CCCAAC believe that children benefit when they attend public schools that
are economically and ethnically diverse.
Parents For Responsible School
A Division of the
Will hold a meeting to discuss:
How to remedy the circumstances surrounding
7 students Arrested at Enloe High School for allegedly throwing water balloons
and the 1 student who was assaulted by Raleigh Police Officers
Hear parent/guardian complaints of wrongful
suspensions (from any school in Wake County), and provide plans to resolve or
prevent future wrongful suspensions
Determine if we have cases to support the
filling of a federal complaint against Wake County Public Schools with the Office
of Civil Rights
Who Should attend? Any Parent/Guardian who has a child that
attends Wake County Public Schools, and feel their child has been wrongfully
suspended, arrested, or mistreated by the Student Resource Officer
Martin Street Baptist Church 1001 E.
Martin Street (State Street Entrance)
When: Thursday, May 30th 2014
If you are able, bring any documents related to
your case, i.e. suspension reports, police reports, juvenile justice reports,
etc. The time is now to speak up and advocate for
your child(ren), suspension is not an option for an education.
Common Core Standards”
February 21st, 2013
Martin Street Baptist Church
1001 East Martin St
Family Life Center
State Street Entrance
SPEAKER: Ms. Cathy Moore,
Wake County Public School
Dr. Todd Wirt
Superintendent for Academics
SPONSOR: Coalition of Concerned Citizens
for African American Children, Inc.
TIME: 6:00 -7:30 p.m.
You are cordially invited to attend and learn more about Common Core Standards. This seminar is designed to give parents, community leaders, and
concerned citizens detailed information about the new curriculum standards and how they impact your child’s education. We will discuss the following:
*What are Common Core Standards
*Middle School Standard
*High School Standards
*Language Arts Standard
If you have questions, concerns about these new policies, test
standards and education policies, please make plans to attend this most important seminar..
We are a parent
based organization advocating for students who attend public schools. Our goal is to empower parents to become effective advocates
for their children while providing them with information on Wake County Public School System's laws, policies and procedures
that govern our children, and to assist parents in helping their children make choices that will enhance their children's
Contact: Calla Wright IMMEDIATE
Tel: (919) 231-9057
Comment On Superintendent Del Burns
The Coalition of Concerned Citizens for African American Children (CCCAAC) feels that losing Dr. Del Burns is a tremendous
loss to our school system, community and most importantly our children. During
his tenure, Dr. Burns implemented several programs/resources/tools to eliminate the achievement gap. The Curriculum Management Audit and Professional Learning Communities/Grading Practice Review, are some
of the tools that are widely used to improve student academic performance/achievement. The resources and tools address the
needs of all learners and promote equal educational opportunities for all children; from struggling to academically gifted
to Dr. Burns, “Our students’ academic performance, although high by state and national standards, has been on
a plateau since 2003. Academic standards are continuing to increase, including
elementary and middle school math, various high school courses and overall graduation requirements. With high standards comes increased urgency in our efforts to eliminate achievement gaps between a child’s
performance and potential--both for our struggling and academically gifted students.”
Please view www.cccaac.com to trace achievement data from 2005 which shows the
gap was closing. North Carolina Department of Public Instruction re-normed the
reading and math standards in addition to changing graduation requirements which impacted recent test scores, graduation rates
and achievement levels.
WCPSS Diversity Plans help children learn how
to live in an integrated/diverse society where people are not judged by their socio-economic status, race or ethnicity. Children
are allowed to interact with others who have different backgrounds and cultures but all seek a high quality education as a
common goal. Having diverse population in schools yield more than good test scores,
it is the catalyst for creating a diverse society.
The CCCAAC believes that students benefit when they attend schools that
are racially and economically diverse.
Thu Jul 9, 2009 6:36 pm (PDT)
need to support this initiative which is a result of a seminar that was held earlier .
FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN CHILDREN
Tel: (919) 231-9757
Email: ccaac_aacca@ yahoo.com