COMPTON, Calif. (2UrbanGirls) – Compton school board president emeritus Micah Ali was a guest on Fox News at Night where the discussion centered around Senate democrats ‘waging war’ against families that benefit from charter schools.
The Senate rejected a resolution Wednesday along party lines that sought to repeal a recently finalized Department of Education rule restricting the disbursement of funds for the federal Charter School Program.
The resolution, which invoked the Congressional Review Act in a bid to overturn the regulation, failed on a 49-49 party-line vote, with all Democrats opposing the measure, despite the fact that several Democratic senators had expressed concerns about the regulations when they were proposed earlier this year.
The Congressional Review Act requires GAO to report on major rules that federal agencies make, including summaries of the procedural steps taken by the agencies. Federal agencies promulgating rules must submit a copy to both houses of Congress and GAO before the rules can take effect.
Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), implored his colleagues to vote for the bill, which he said was “a vote for common sense.”
“Sixty-eight percent of Democrats, 67% of independents, 68% of African Americans, [and] 72% of Hispanics agree with some form of school choice,” Scott said. “This is simply a public charter school issue … stopping the Biden administration from destroying one of the most important vehicles for human prosperity for the kids of our country.”
Ali appeared alongside American Federation for Children’s Corey DeAngelis where they discussed the action taken by the Senate.