Notable Quotes on School Choice
"A good moral character is the first essential in a man, and that the habits contracted at your age are generally indelible, and your conduct here may stamp your character through life. It is therefore highly important that you should endeavor not only to be learned but virtuous." --George Washington, letter to Steptoe Washington, 1790
How better to instill virtue if not through education?
"Educate the child according to his way, even when he grows old he will not abandon it." Proverbs 22:6
“The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness….And we will transform our schools and colleges and universities to meet the demands of a new age.” President Barack Obama
“The Black Ministers’ Council is very much concerned that far too many of our high school graduates are leaving our public schools unprepared for college or the world they are entering.” Rev. Reginald T. Jackson, director, Black Ministers’ Council of New Jersey
"In study after study, wherever school choice has been tried, it was of great benefit to all; the children benefited, the parents benefited and so did the private and public schools.” Rabbi Shea Hecht, chairman, National Committee for the Furtherance of Jewish Education
“The School Choice movement has been successful in Milwaukee, Cleveland, Washington DC, and other cities. It has improved the quality of education as it brought competition into the school environment. It protects the parent’s right to have their tax dollars follow their child to the school of their choice. Let’s empower the parent and let them decide.” Rev. Dr. Clenard H. Childress Jr., director, Life Education and Resource Network (LEARN)
“I believe that if Martin Luther King and A.D. King were here they would say ‘Do what’s best for the children.’ It [school vouchers] may sound radical, but so were they…Is it moral to tax families, compel their children’s attendance at schools, and then give no choice between teaching methods, religious or secular education and other matters?” Alveda King, Niece of Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Learn more about the men and women who seek your vote. Do they represent the needs of you and your family?”
Kim Chorba, director, NJ Network of Catholic School Families