The Memphis NAACP called for an end to the state’s educational experimentation. 

 

The Memphis branch opposed vouchers, which have been under discussion in the legislature, and called for a freeze on the Achievement School District.

 

“We respectfully request that there be a statewide moratorium on the addition of schools to the ASD model until sufficient improvement can be demonstrated by the existing schools,” [Memphis Branch NAACP Executive Director Madeleine] Taylor said.

 

State officials, including the director of the ASD, defended the ASD, and said that the experimentation should continue even though Vanderbilt released a study recently showing that the charter schools in the ASD have made no significant progress since the ASD started in 2012. In effect, they defended the status quo even though it has shown no results.