Scott Campaign Press Release - Tim Scott Slams Randi Weingarten
"We must break the backs of teachers' unions by introducing public, private, virtual school choice so that parents get the voice they deserve." -Tim Scott
SPARTANBURG, SC – This morning, Tim Scott joined FOX News' America's Newsroom to slam Randi Weingarten's comments comparing parental rights to segregation. The Senator also discussed his new economic plan: Build. Not Borrow.
Tim Scott: I think it's just disgusting. Here's what we've heard from Randi Weingarten consistently. They are standing in the schoolhouse door, the teachers' unions, blocking poor kids in failing schools. It's like having kids in a house that's on fire and saying we're not going to rescue a single child until we rescue them all. And what we've seen is a devastation in big blue cities. You see the crime, you see high unemployment, and you see the devastation of hopeless environments. Why? Because they've trapped kids in failing schools and hope deferred, makes the heart sick. The devastation can end on day one when we allow choice and competition in our K through 12 education. When parents have a choice, kids have the best chance to succeed. And the thing that stands in the way of our teachers, we must break the backs of teachers' unions by introducing public, private, virtual school choice so that parents get the voice they deserve.
Tim Scott, Scott Campaign Press Release - Tim Scott Slams Randi Weingarten Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/367700