Denisha’s story | Joanne

“Education is the civil rights issue of our time,” said President Trump in his speech to Congress. He called for funding “school choice for disadvantaged youth, including millions of African-American and Latino children,” saying, “families should be free to choose the public, private, charter, magnet, religious or home school that is right for them.”

Denisha Merriweather

He introduced Denisha Merriweather, who “struggled in school and failed third grade twice” before she was able to use a tax-credit scholarship to enroll in a private school. Merriweather became the first in her family to…

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