Statement on the 65th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education

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Special to the
Opelika Observer

In recognition of the 65th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education, the American Federation for Children, the nation’s voice for educational choice, released the following statement:
Statement from Ann Duplessis, Board Member of the American Federation for Children:
“While we celebrate the significance of this decision for our country and our communities, we must also acknowledge the inequities that continue to exist in public education.
“Brown v. Board declared that separate educational facilities for white and African American students were inherently unequal. 65 years later, millions of children and their families are seeking an alternative to a system that too often delivers a lower quality of education to children of color.
“We must embrace the spirit of Brown v. Board and move with greater urgency towards a reality where families are liberated from a system when it does not work for their children. Children have no time to wait. And America has no justifiable reason to make them.”

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