A new full page advertisement for school choice is appearing in newspapers throughout the state this week. Cutting straight to the point, the ad goes after teacher unions and school board officials for holding students hostage in failing public schools by denying parents a choice.
Senator Anthony Williams described school choice as the civil rights issue of this century adding:
Standing in the way of school choice for needy kids in failing urban schools is like Gov. George Wallace standing in the doorway of a classroom to continue the segregation of the ‘60s. Why would we block access to great schools for children in need?
A couple of days later Charlotte Hummel, President of William Penn School District in Delaware County responded saying, "I will be standing in the schoolhouse door."
Ad courtesy of the Center for Education Reform and various other school choice organizations.