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The Speakerís Opportunity Box
The National Review ^ | January 24, 2011 | Kathryn Jean Lopez

Posted on 01/25/2011 3:05:49 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

This week is National School Choice Week and that’s not lost on Speaker of the House John Boehner, as he prepares for tomorrow night’s State of the Union Address.

His first Speaker’s box will include parents, students, and teachers. Three of four children who will be sitting there will be students who are attending Catholic schools in Washington, D.C. under the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship program this president and congressional Democrats have thus far refused to renew.

Also sitting in the Speaker’s box will be someone who has written for NRO: Virginia Walden Ford, the brave, energetic hero to many D.C. parents and children, who runs D.C. Parents for School Choice (who I’ve met many a time at the Heritage Foundation). She’s been a tireless advocate for the D.C. school-choice program, a tireless advocate of young people in our nation’s capital.

One of two newly elevated American cardinals in the Catholic Church, Washington, D.C.’s Cardinal Donald Wuerl will also be sitting in the Speaker’s box.

The presence of Wuerl, Ford, students, parents, and teachers will underscore the Speaker’s commitment to not only these scholarships but a bipartisan effort to continue them in the 112th Congress.

A senior House GOP source tells NRO: “If President Obama is serious about bipartisan education reform, his administration should start by supporting bipartisan education reform in the form of saving the successful D.C. school choice initiative.”

On Wednesday morning, Boehner and Democratic Senator Joe Lieberman will hold a press conference to introduce the reauthorization of the school-choice legislation. To give an idea of prioritization: This is the only bill the Speaker currently plans to sponsor himself this session.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: boehner; education; schoolchoice
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1 posted on 01/25/2011 3:05:51 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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Thanks Cincinatus' Wife.
A senior House GOP source tells NRO: "If President Obama is serious about bipartisan education reform, his administration should start by supporting bipartisan education reform in the form of saving the successful D.C. school choice initiative." On Wednesday morning, Boehner and Democratic Senator Joe Lieberman will hold a press conference to introduce the reauthorization of the school-choice legislation. To give an idea of prioritization: This is the only bill the Speaker currently plans to sponsor himself this session.

2 posted on 01/25/2011 4:05:27 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Bump!


3 posted on 01/25/2011 4:16:40 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife (Allhttp://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2122429/posts)
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To: SunkenCiv

SPEAKER BOX? SPEAKER BOX! Try: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAPACD8_Zzw&feature=related for further guidance in the matter. These gentlemen have some AD VICE!


4 posted on 01/25/2011 4:45:07 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: SunkenCiv

A Tony Weiner “lookalike wannabee ~ gotta’ be the model for” shows up at the middle and tries to send these “leather jacket guys” away! And, as consistent with Congress “roses stank like poo poo”.


5 posted on 01/25/2011 4:47:54 AM PST by muawiyah
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