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Activists & Families Marching to South Carolina Democratic Presidential Debate

TOMORROW: Parents and advocates for education equity & justice rally to call out candidates who oppose both

February 24, 2020 – WASHINGTON —

Tomorrow’s rally in Charleston, South Carolina, led by civil rights leader Dr. Howard Fuller and members of the Freedom Coalition for Charter Schoolsnear the site of the next candidate debate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination -- hosted by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute -- is sure to capture the attention of the candidates and their supporters.

“The parents, students, families, and activists who have marched from Atlanta to Los Angeles to Las Vegas and now to South Carolina are delivering a clear message to the candidates. As they have said at other rallies: ‘You better check yourselves because the reality is that other candidates have had the support of the teachers unions and lost anyway. You better find someone else to attack because you’re going to need us.’  The defenders of the status quo who fail the majority of black and brown children are not only paper tigers when compared to the power of parents—they are on the wrong side of history,” said CER Founder & CEO Jeanne Allen. 

WHO: Freedom Coalition for Charter Schools, with civil rights leader Dr. Howard Fuller, featuring black South Carolina charter school families, teachers, advocates

WHAT: RALLY TOMORROW - Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at 3:00 PM EST

WHERE: WRAGG Mall, 382 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29403
Following the press conference, activists will relocate and demonstrate in the “Free Speech” area outside the presidential debate venue.

Additional Information:

Freedom Coalition for Charter Schools Official Website

Media Coverage and Activities of Pro-Charter School Parent Protests

South Carolina Charter School Data

 

Founded in 1993, the Center for Education Reform aims to expand educational opportunities that lead to improved economic outcomes for all Americans — particularly our youth — ensuring that conditions are ripe for innovation, freedom and flexibility throughout U.S. education.