By Tony Romeo

HARRISBURG (CBS) – Dozens of children from Philadelphia were in attendance as school choice supporters rallied in the state capitol this past week.

The tuition voucher rally in the capitol rotunda featured an impassioned speech by one of the prime sponsors of a Senate voucher bill, and a key advocate on the issue state Senator Anthony Williams, a Philadelphia Democrat.

“Today is the beginning of the next civil rights movement in this nation! Where we free our children,” Williams says.

Meanwhile, the Pennsylvania School Boards Association last week released a poll, conducted by Terry Madonna Opinion Research, showing two-thirds of Pennsylvanians surveyed oppose giving tax dollars to parents so they can send their children to private school, in similar percentages among whites and non-whites.

Reported by Tony Romeo, KYW Newsradio 1060

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