On March 22, The State newspaper in South Carolina profiled a top Democratic lawmaker’s change of heart on school choice. State Sen. Robert Ford, a candidate for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination for 2010, is now supporting legislation that would give families across the state greater power to choose their children’s school.
In explaining how Senator Ford is breaking with some of his colleagues in the state legislature, reporter Roddie Burris makes a sweeping generalization about who supports school vouchers:
…African-American lawmakers have continued to resist public money for private schools. Instead, improving public schools, where nearly all African-American children attend,