RNC Chairman Promotes School Choice in New Orleans, Louisiana

RNC Communications - November 14, 2013

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, November 13, Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus, Louisiana State Senator Elbert Guillory*** and Louisiana GOP Chairman Roger Villere visited a New Orleans school to advocate for school choice and highlight success stories among students, parents, and educators in Louisiana.

“It’s as simple as this: our children’s interests should come first in education policy,” said Chairman Priebus. “We should always be looking for ways to open the doors of opportunity for all our children and highlighting success stories like those at St. Benedict the Moor School. For too long, this administration has fought against our children in the name of special interests and it has to stop.”

The Chairman is touring St. Benedict the Moor School a week before the Department of Justice (DOJ) will appear in court for the first time to defend its lawsuit seeking to block Louisiana’s statewide school voucher program. If the DOJ wins its case, many Louisiana children could lose their opportunity to attend the school of their choice.
Louisiana State Senator Elbert Guillory*** said, “Education is the civil rights issue of our time. Why would this administration block students from having the opportunity to get a great education?”

“St. Benedict the Moor School is an example of what’s right with our education system and we shouldn’t let politics stand in the way of more opportunity for these students,” said Louisiana GOP Chairman Roger Villere.

Fast facts:

  • More than 60 percent of Louisiana voters oppose the DOJ’s lawsuit
  • Eight in ten Louisiana voters agree that it’s every child’s civil right to receive a quality education
  • 91 percent of African-Americans agree

 Read RNC Chairman Priebus’ op-ed in the Times-Picayune here:
***Due to an unexpected family issue, Senator Guillory was unable to attend today’s media availability***

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