Ted Cruz Says School Choice is Today’s ‘Civil Rights Issue’

Ted Cruz Says School Choice is Today’s ‘Civil Rights Issue’

Liberals like to throw lots of things around as “civil rights”, but often the things they champion as civil rights are petty issues, like the “right” to have a gay wedding catered by a Christian business owner against their will. Ted Cruz has a better idea of what actual civil rights issues are, and according to him, school choice is today’s civil rights issue.

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) pushed back against accusations that he and Sen. Mike Lee (R- Utah) have pushed for homeschool to be reclassified as private school “The Glenn Beck Program” Monday evening.

“I’m not remotely pushing for homeschool to be reclassified in any way, shape or form,” the Texas lawmaker said. “I am a passionate supporter of homeschooling. In fact, many of the people who helped elect me to the Senate and who are among our most passionate supporters in the presidential race are homeschoolers.”

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Cruz went on to say he is a “passionate” supporter of school choice, an issue he says he has championed for many years. Additionally, Cruz told Beck school choice has become “the civil rights issue of the 21st century.”

“I can’t wait to stand on the debate stage next to Hillary Clinton,” Cruz said. “The Democrats are essentially bought and paid for by the union bosses and the teachers unions, so they will always oppose school choice.

The Republican presidential hopeful told Beck he believes “every child in America, regardless of race or ethnicity, wealth or zip code has the right to a quality education,” and that school choice helps afford that opportunity.

Cruz claimed allowing access to school choice is about giving low-income Americans the same access to schools afforded to the rich and middle class.

“We’ve never seen a Republican presidential candidate that will go into African-American neighborhoods and Hispanic neighborhoods and say, ‘Your children deserve access to an excellent education.’”

According to Cruz, the Democratic Party has “trapped” low-income Americans in schools that are not offering them “the hope they deserve.”

Democrats claim to want to help minority Americans, but it’s all a lie — what they want is to make sure minorities remain trapped on welfare forever, and the best way to do that is to make sure they don’t have access to a quality education so they are behind from the start. Ted Cruz is right that school choice is a major civil rights issue, because low-income and minority children should not be forced to struggle through subpar schools, just so that Democrats can earn brownie points with teachers unions and get a few more welfare voters.

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