As the editorial boards of the New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal have ably pointed out, the anti-charter resolution adopted this past weekend by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People represents an unfortunate commentary for inner city communities longing for better schools. Why put up the roadblocks? Why stifle innovation? Why limit the rights of parents to choose what’s best for their children? No compelling reason exists. To the contrary, over 40 states and the District of Columbia have endorsed charter schools through their state authorization laws. Stunting the progress of charters–as the resolution would do–represents a poor policy choice.