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Students Rally For Tuition Vouchers

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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  • wilhelus kokke

    The two-thirds of the population who are opposed to choice must be really stupid. It is always nice for a parent to have a choice, as far as selection of the best school for their childen is concerned. There are too many functioallly illerate (totally incompetent) teachers in public schools.

    • jld

      You must have been the victim of one. Check your spelling, before attacking the intelligence of others.

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