Quoting Malcolm X’s call for change “by any means necessary,” former Washington, D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams and former D.C. Councilman Kevin P. Chavous call for the continuation of vouchers for low-income students. From the Washington Post:
Ensuring that every American child receives equal access to high-quality education represents our last civil rights struggle.
. . . In the long term, let us continue to reform, recalibrate and reenergize our education system. In the short term, however, we cannot afford to lose any more children to bad schooling.
Most students who attend Washington, D.C. public schools don’t graduate with the skills needed for college, if they graduate at all.