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  • Live Blogging the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program: The Cowardice of Big Labor

    DIRKSEN SENATE OFFICE BUILDING – Sen. George Voinivich (R-OH) is giving his statement. He talks about the history. He explains how he signed into law the Cleveland school voucher program as governor.

    He explains how he had to fight the special interest groups like the NEA. He says that the only opposition to this is politics. Raising his voice, condemning the NEA saying, “They don’t even have the courage to come here today to look Tiffany and Ronald in the eye and tell them why.”

    The packed room applauds loudly.

    Voinivich: “The only reason this is a problem is because of a couple of special interest groups: the National Education Association and American Federation of Teachers.”

    Posted in Education [slideshow_deploy]

    2 Responses to Live Blogging the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program: The Cowardice of Big Labor

    1. Spiritof76, New Hamp says:

      Great! Mr. Voinivich must hold a rally with all the DC scholarship kids and ask the NEA to address them and tell them why they are opposed to opportunities for poor and minority kids. On an another angle, this is a great opportunity to show case how Republicans are the real promoters of opportunities for minorities and the Democrats are hypocrites.

    2. Barb -mn says:

      Sen. George Voinivich, thank you very much.

      Big labor, government unions, all corrupt and cowards. Let the children learn! The facts!!!…get rid of government unions!

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