School choice has become a leading and winning issue for Republicans in recent months.
Democrats oppose school choice because they are beholden to the powerful teacher unions that don’t want families to be able to choose which schools their children attend.
During a recent appearance on the FOX Business Network, Virginia’s new Republican Lt. Governor Winsome Sears called out the hypocrisy of politicians who send their kids to private schools while denying school choice to others.
Breitbart News has details:
Sears: We’re ‘Challenging’ Politicians Who Deny Poor Kids School Choice and Send Their Kids to Private School
Sears stated, “[W]e are challenging those politicians who, by the way, they have the ability to send their children — because they have the resources — to send their children to private schools.
Why would you stand in the doorway and block poor parents who want their children to make school choices? Why would you stand in their way and say no, you must go to this school and this school only? For me, that’s the new red line. Your zip code, once again, is the red line on the kind of education you are going to get.”
She added, “Well, there is a real awakening happening, and it’s happening in the immigrant community. It’s happening in the Black community. Latinos especially, you see are really seeking to really embrace the Republican ideals, the conservative ideals.
Because you can see what’s happening, for example, in Florida with the school choice. The charter schools are going gangbusters, it’s working there. People want choice. And we’re going to have that in Virginia.
Watch the whole video below or skip to the 3:33 mark:
Sears is spot on with this and all Republicans running for office should take note.
This is a an issue which all conservatives should embrace.
Parents and families should have school choice.