Skip to comments.Arne Duncan's Choice
Posted on 05/05/2009 9:23:08 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
Washington, D.C.'s school voucher program for low-income kids isn't dead yet. But the Obama Administration seems awfully eager to expedite its demise.
About 1,700 kids currently receive $7,500 vouchers to attend private schools under the Opportunity Scholarship Program, and 99% of them are black or Hispanic. The program is a huge hit with parents -- there are four applicants for every available scholarship -- and the latest Department of Education evaluation showed significant academic gains.
Nevertheless, Congress voted in March to phase out the program after the 2009-10 school year unless it is reauthorized by Congress and the D.C. City Council. The Senate is scheduled to hold hearings on the program this month, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has promised proponents floor time to make their case. So why is Education Secretary Arne Duncan proceeding as if the program's demise is a fait accompli?
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Says it all.
Okay....let’s ALINSKY this.....
DEMOCRATS (someone fill in the names of the DC Democrates who do NOT support this) do NOT support CHILDREN...
PERSONALIZE, ATTACK!!! C’mon folks....learn the tactics!!!
I agree. Conservative should run with this issue. They are doing a lousy job pointing out the differences the parties have on this issue. Take it directly to the inner cities! TEACH people who it is that is actually on their side!
I was under the impression Duncan sent his kids to private school. Knowing that he doesn’t makes me feel so much better about him/s.
I wonder what would happen if it was the evil, white, Republican private school parents protesting vouchers to keep ‘those kids’ out of their childrens’ school. But, apparently they don’t care or they are accepting them. No, it is the understanding, generous Democrats who only want the best for the children who want to take away their vouchers. We don’t have a school system for the children anymore, it is for the teachers unions.
Really? It convinces me he is a fool - willing to put his children at risk in a failed experiment. But, yes - I suppose he isn’t playing the hypocrite like the Obamas.