The Daily Caller: In North Carolina, a new breed of black politician emerges
This Daily Caller op-ed features AFP-NC’s own Dallas Woodhouse and Donald Bryson talking about how a growing number of black Democrats are putting politics aside in order to give low-income families new educational opportunities.
In North Carolina, A New Breed of Black Politician Emerges
Dallas Woodhouse & Donald Bryson
There’s something exciting happening in North Carolina: Young, liberal African-American politicians are breaking away from teachers’ unions to support school choice.
“If you are able to look at a poor parent in the face, and you know that they don’t have the same opportunities as someone that lives across town, and say, ‘Yes, ma’am, I know that that school isn’t working for your child, but you live in that zip code and you must stay there’ — if you’re prepared to call that Democratic or progressive ideals, I’d like to challenge you on that,” a North Carolina legislator said recently while speaking in favor of a school voucher bill.