Saturday, February 28, 2009

D.C. Opportunity Scholarships

Congressional Democrats who oppose opportunity scholarships have killed the program in place in D.C. They did it via wording inserted in the 2009 budget law at the last minute. The Washington Post editorialized against the deed:

...Many [Congressional] Democrats have never liked vouchers, and it seems they won't let fairness or the interests of low-income, minority children stand in the way of their politics. But it also seems they're too ashamed -- and with good reason -- to admit to what they're doing....House Minority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) was right to call out the Democrats for this back-door attempt to kill the voucher program. The attention should embarrass congressional Democrats into doing the right thing. If not, city leaders, including D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D), need to let President Obama know that some 1,800 poor children are likely to have their educations disrupted.

Additional insights are available from DC opportunity-scholarship advocate Virginia Walden Ford.


  1. Sad day the liberals have forgotten the children once again...all hat and no cattle!

    Jimmy Kilpatrick

  2. Jimmy, the problem is worse than just being full of talk. It would be one thing for liberals to talk a lot about actual good reforms. It is entirely another thing for them to actively subvert and destroy reforms that have shown results and that people want. Thus, the need to turn public opinion on school choice in D.C. and across the nation is extremely high until they understand that school choice works.