Saturday, March 04, 2017

Trump Emphasizes His Call For School Choice

As reported by the Orlando Sentinel, yesterday President Trump visited St. Andrew Catholic School in Orlando, Florida as part of a trip focusing on school choice. In his remarks (full text) prior to a closed-door round table, the President said in part:
St. Andrews Catholic School represents one of the many parochial schools dedicated to the education of some of our nation's most disadvantaged children.  But they're becoming just the opposite very rapidly through education and with the help of the school choice programs.  This month, we commemorate the thousands of peaceful activists for justice who joined Martin Luther King on the march from Selma to Montgomery.  And that day, Reverend King hoped that inferior education would become, as he said, "a thing of the past."  And we're going to work very much for the future and what he predicted would be with the future.  As I've often said in my address to Congress and just about anyplace else I can speak, education is the civil rights issue of our time.  And it's why I've asked Congress to support a school-choice bill.