Senator Tim Scott Statement on Tomorrow’s 60th Anniversary of the Brown vs. Board of Education DecisionSenator Tim Scott Statement on Tomorrow's 60th Anniversary of the Brown vs. Board of Education Decision
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Washington, DC - Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement in advance of tomorrow's 60th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's unanimous decision in the Brown vs. Board of Education case striking down racial segregation in public schools:
"As we mark the 60th anniversary of the landmark Brown vs. Board of Education decision, we pause and remember its impact on our nation's education system. It plainly said that the doctrine of ''separate but equal'' had no place in education and that every child, regardless of race, must have access to a quality education. The May 17th decision sparked new activism, engagement and action in the ongoing Civil Rights Movement."
"Our nation is indebted to the parents, community members, organizations and attorneys involved in the various cases resulting in Brown vs. Board. I think specifically about the parent and their determination to demand more for their children. They are an inspiration."
"Today, we also remember that education is one of the strongest opportunities that too many children trapped in chronically failing schools are denied. I hope this anniversary reminds everyone to recommit themselves to the vital work of providing true opportunity to all, regardless of background."