This week — January 26 – February 1 — is designated as National School Choice Week.
As described at the website dedicated to it states:
“National School Choice Week was founded in 2011 to promote the concept of all forms of school choice: district schools, district magnet schools, charter schools, private schools, and home schooling. The week of events is scheduled the last week of January each year. As an organization it does not promote one form of educational choice over another, but rather contends that parents should have and make choices in the best interest of their children.”
You will not find National School Choice Week highlighted on any of the liberal progressive media outlets. You will not find the two largest teachers unions, National Educators Association/American Federation of Teachers (NEA/AFT), making statements in praise or support of National School Choice Week. And, of course, do not expect any affirming press releases from any of the remaining clowns occupying the Democrat (socialist) Party presidential nominee car. There will be no supportive resolutions emanating from the leftist controlled House of Representatives. The reason is clear.
Progressive socialist leftists only support choice, in regards to our children, when it comes to murdering them in the womb. When it comes to advocating for school choice, educational freedom — unlocking the doors of opportunity for our children — they are silent.
Once upon a time, the racists of the Democrat (socialist) Party stood outside the doors of educational facilities to deny blacks an opportunity for quality education. Today, these modern-day racists of the leftist party stand inside the doors preventing minority kids from escaping to better educational opportunities.Leftists only support choice in regards to our children, murdering them in the womb. When it comes to advocating for #SchoolChoice, educational freedom -- unlocking the doors of opportunity for our children -- they are silent. Click To Tweet
In our urban centers — primarily controlled by the progressive socialist left — we see the failure of their insidious policies. One of those failures is the lack of quality educational freedom, school choice. In NYC, avowed socialist Mayor, Bill de Blasio, sought to shut down one of the most successful schools in the city . . . a charter school in Harlem, Success Academy. Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis was successful in defeating an avowed black socialist, Andrew Gillum because he promised not to relegate, sentence, single black mothers to failing schools for their kids, something Gillum made no attempt to embrace.
We must never forget that it was Barack Obama who in the Spring of 2009, canceled the successful DC Opportunity Scholarship (school voucher) Program for deserving young minority kids. Of course, his two daughters attended the prestigious Sidwell Friends School in DC.
And, the left calls President Trump racist?
I support school choice in all its facets. I believe in the concept of educational freedom for parents because I am a product of this policy. See, my parents made an incredible decision for me. I was not enrolled in some Headstart program. Nope, my folks sent me to Mrs. Hanley School where I learned to write cursive before hitting the 1st grade. I was challenged to learn math at a 3d grade level. When it came time for formal schooling, my parents exercised their true choice for me. They chose not to send me to the two public schools in our community, CW Hill or John Pope. They enrolled me in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School, located at the intersection of Boulevard and Auburn Avenues in Atlanta’s historic Old Fourth Ward. My elementary school was located in between Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s childhood home, and Ebenezer Baptist Church where he preached and across the street from his final resting place.#EducationalFreedom is a key that unlocks the potential of our future generations and sets them on the path to success, opportunity, the American dream. #SchoolChoice #NSCW #SchoolChoiceWeek Click To Tweet
Dr. King knew that if future generations of kids that looked like me were to be judged by the “content of their character, and not the color of their skin” it started with a good education. Educational freedom is a key that unlocks the potential of our future generations and sets them on the path to success, opportunity, the American dream.
The Father of black conservatism, Booker T. Washington, believed in educational freedom, and its empowerment. His principles at Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute were threefold: education, entrepreneurship, and self-reliance. The progressive socialist left wants none of this for our children, especially minority children. Where there is a lack of quality education, school choice, educational freedom, you will find an ample supply of victims . . . the lifeblood of the left.
Pay attention to this week, National School Choice Week, and watch closely to see who is not talking about it. That will tell you all you need to know. National School Choice Week is all about educating our children. The goal of the progressive socialist left is all about indoctrinating our children.National #SchoolChoice Week is all about educating our children. The goal of the progressive socialist left is all about indoctrinating our children. #NSCW Click To Tweet
Always remember, the first place where state control of education was ever presented was in the Communist Manifesto, written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Never forget what the Austin Independent School District board voted for 5-0, to teach 3rd-8th graders a sex education curriculum that is nothing short of pornography, the proliferation of their ideological agenda.
If y’all care about the future of your children, you would also be a vocal supporter of National School Choice Week and educational freedom. Angela and I made the same decision for Aubrey and Austen.
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