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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 11:58 AM
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The Speaker of the House Rekindles Debate on School Vouchers in D.C.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ac/20110126/us_ac/7710076_the_speaker_of_the_house_rekindles_debate_on_school_vouchers_in_dc

Sylvia Cochran Sylvia Cochran Wed Jan 26, 6:13 pm ET

Speaker of the House John Boehner is making school choice once again an integral part of the Republican platform. Hoping to revive a Democrat-nixed school vouchers program in the District of Columbia, Boehner introduces legislation today.

It is a well-known fact that the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program was the flagship among federally funded school vouchers in the U.S. It benefited approximately 2,000 children from low-income families. Looking past the benefits that this school choice program afforded students who would traditionally be forced to attend under-performing schools, Democrats refused to continue funding the estimated annual $7,500 per student.

Rather than championing school vouchers -- and a free market forced correction of under-performing schools -- Mayor Adrian Fenty only offered tepid support and instead focused on a government-led public school reformation. Running from 2004 to about 2009, President Obama eventually phased out the D.C. school vouchers.

The Speaker of the House is ready to take on this battle once more.

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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 12:11 PM
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1. Vince Gray will like that even less than Fenty did (nt)
Edited on Thu Jan-27-11 12:11 PM by Recursion
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 12:13 PM
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2. We don't need to stinkin' education....
we just need money...piles and piles and piles of dirty green stuff.
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 12:17 PM
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3. It isn't "school choice." It's our taxes paying for someone else's kid's private,
selective education.

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