Education choice is the solution for America’s struggling students
For immediate release: November 8, 2021
CURE Policy provides roadmap for education freedom in new report
Washington, D.C. – Today, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE) unveiled a new policy report on the importance of allowing parents to choose the school that best serves the needs and values of their children. “Education Choice for All Students: A Moral & National Imperative” provides important data on why public schools are failing America’s children and why it is a moral imperative to continue to press for education choice at all levels of government.
The U.S. Department of Education reports that K-12 public school enrollment dropped by more than 2 percent in fall 2020 and other reports cite post-pandemic increases in private school enrollment and homeschooling. Nonetheless, the overwhelming majority of America’s children still attend a taxpayer-funded government school to which they were assigned because of where they happen to live.
“Americans have been awakened to what is happening with their children in government-run, union-controlled indoctrination factories,” said Star Parker, Founder and President of CURE. “We’ve known for years how these schools have failed children of color in our urban areas, but the mask and vaccine mandates, the gender identity propaganda and the push to rewrite American history and focus only on race, has made it clear that public education gets an F.”
Is it constitutional to force children into schools just because of their zip code? Twenty states have passed new freedom in education laws this year, new legislation has been introduced in Congress and the courts are looking at the challenges to these government schools.
In a 5-4 decision (Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue) on June 30, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Montana Constitution’s education aid provision cannot discriminate against religious schools and the families whose children attend or hope to attend them in violation of the free exercise clause of the First Amendment.
“The momentum to expand education freedom is clear,” said Parker. “Our report shows the various ways that parents can push for these reforms that put the decision in their hands.”
CURE is a policy and research center dedicated to fighting poverty and restoring dignity through messages of faith, freedom and personal responsibility. CURE seeks free-market solutions to provide education, employment, healthcare and the opportunity for black families to grow and their communities to flourish.