Skip to comments.Choices That Are Changing Lives in D.C. (school vouchers)
Posted on 05/22/2007 8:25:28 AM PDT by AT7Saluki
If it were up to the children and their parents, there'd be no question that the District's five-year experiment with school vouchers would be renewed for an additional five years or more.
That's the most emphatic finding of an independent evaluation of the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program published last week. "The vast majority of families participating in this study are satisfied with the OSP in general, and their choice of new schools in particular," the report found.
"Before . . . his grades were below average, and for the first time he made the honor roll . . . He came home, he was so proud that he made the honor roll . . ."
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
...the Dems are poised to renew it as fast as possible? right?........right?..........[crickets chirping]........
Now that the Rats control Congress, I highly doubt that this program will be reauthorized. They will keep digging till they can find some excuse to hide behind. After all, they have to protect their education unions.
Here’s your answer: “This legislation represents an ominous step toward federally sponsored privatization of public education that heavily favors the wealthiest families to the detriment of the majority of public school students,” argued Ralph Neas of People for the American Way, which campaigned against the program.
I wonder. If the Dems kill this program, and I predict they will “let it die on the vine”, will the DC parents finally “see the light” and note who is helping them out of poverty and who is keeping them there, intentionally?...........
No, killing the program will not change local politics, if nothing else because not enough people are involved to make a difference. The affected people will move out of town, though. And that will affect politics by their replacements. Still liberal, but not as inclined to buy into the “jobs and housing” thing as major parts of the town now.
We need school vouchers and term limits right now!
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