Tennessee Charter School Center Statement on the Death of Breonna Taylor
With its roots in social justice and sustainable change, the Tennessee Charter School Center is devastated by the grand jury’s failure to indict Louisville, Kentucky, officers for their role in the Mar. 13, 2020, death of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old ER technician who was killed inside her home. The announcement on Sept. 23, 2020, came exactly 65 years after Emmett Till’s accused murderers were acquitted in Mississippi, marking decades of systemic racial injustice.
These incidences directly impact the lives of Black and Brown families across this country in many ways. Our organization works daily to provide high-quality educational opportunities to underserved communities, and in Tennessee the majority of public charter school students are Black and Brown. We know that children who do not feel safe or protected struggle to learn or live to their full potential. TCSC stands with Breonna Taylor's family and the countless others who continue to fight for a more just and equitable future.
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Black Lives Matter.