Bishop Curry to headline Radio Rally on Tuesday urging Florida School Boards Association and Florida Education Association to drop lawsuit against underprivileged students on Tax Credit Scholarships
Faith leaders, educators, parents and students will take to the airwaves on Tuesday to urge the Florida School Boards Association and Florida Education Association to drop out of a lawsuit that seeks to dismantle a scholarship serving 69,000 of the state’s neediest schoolchildren – roughly 24,000 of whom are from Miami-Dade and Broward.
The rally will be aired live on WMBM-AM radio and moderated by Bishop Victor T. Curry, Founding Senior Pastor/Teacher of New Birth Baptist Church Cathedral of Faith International in Miami as well as Senior Pastor Teacher of St. Ruth Missionary Baptist Church of Dania and a leading community voice. Curry is also the chancellor of Dr. John A. McKinney Christian Academy, which enrolls about 120 scholarship students, and condemned the lawsuit in a recent commentary that appeared in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Curry will be joined by: Rabbi Moshe Matz, Executive Director of Agudath Israel of Florida; Lynden Simmons, a scholarship student at Christopher Columbus High School in Miami; Pastor Mark Coats, Pastor of Grace of God Baptist Church
of Miami, Ms. Pegy Boule, School Administrator of Abundant Life Christian Learning Center Inc.; Bishop C.E. Glover, pastor of Mount Bethel Baptist Church in Fort Lauderdale; and Mr. Julio Fuentes, Founder and President of the Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
The show will begin with brief remarks from each of the participants. They are expected to call on the Miami-Dade
School Board to pass a resolution requesting the Florida School Boards Association to drop out of the lawsuit it filed on Aug. 28 with the Florida Education Association and other groups.
At about 10:30 a.m., Bishop Curry will open the phone lines to callers who want to discuss the scholarship program and its educational impact.“This is a clarion call to action for our children,” said Bishop Curry. “Our children are unique and thrive in various educational environments including traditional public educational settings, the Florida Virtual School program, Charter Schools and private academies, home schooling and more. Parents and students should have the options through viable resources to quality environments that will nurture our leaders of tomorrow.”