Just one day after Condoleezza Rice referred to America’s K-12 education crisis as the “civil rights issue of our day,” both Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush called for increased parental choice in education at the RNC convention last night.
Mitt Romney even paraphrased CSF’s tagline (as he did a few months ago in Philadelphia), saying, “When it comes to the school your child will attend, every parent should have a choice, and every child should have a chance.”
Earlier in the evening, Jeb Bush touted the gains made from the school choice programs he enacted in Florida, and advocated offering more educational choices of all kinds, saying, “The sad truth is that equality of opportunity doesn’t exist in many of our schools. We give some kids a chance, but not all. That failure is the great moral and economic issue of our time.”