Celebrating the Legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Education Equality
Washington, D.C. (Jan. 20, 2013) – In honor of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., the American Federation for Children, the nation’s voice for educational choice, issued the following statement from executive counsel, Kevin P. Chavous, commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day:
“The transformational life and lessons provided by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. continue to resonate today as we advocate for education equality for every child.
“Too many children are denied the fundamental right to a quality education and required to attend a school that fails to serve their needs. That’s why our work is not done.
“Together, we must honor the legacy of Rev. King by challenging the status quo and breaking down all barriers to educational choice in order to provide every child, no matter their race, no matter their family’s income, no matter their ZIP code, access to a quality education.”
The American Federation for Children is the nation’s leading school choice advocacy organization and works in states across the country to help secure additional, high-quality educational options for families.
Kevin P. Chavous is a noted attorney, author, and national school reform leader. A former member of the Council of the District of Columbia and a former chairman of D.C.’s Education Committee, Chavous was responsible for enacting numerous education reforms in D.C. Chavous also presides as board chair for Democrats for Education Reform and is a former chair of the Black Alliance for Educational Options