Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) issued the following statement regarding a liberal coalition’s lawsuit against a 13-year-old school choice scholarship program that assists over 67,000 of Florida’s most economically disadvantaged schoolchildren:
“This frivolous lawsuit attacking Florida’s school choice scholarship program is an attack on the American Dream. We cannot continue to be an exceptional nation and our children cannot fully realize their American Dream as long as government policies condemn them to failing schools. That is exactly what this lawsuit is trying to do.
“Parents of economically disadvantaged students who want a better future for their kids
should have the choice of sending them to better schools, and tuition assistance like this is a vital way they can make it work. This lawsuit will trap our poorest students in under-performing schools and give them no options to help them achieve their highest potential.”