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Liberals Deny Opportunity to Schoolchildren
Posted By Jennifer Marshall On March 26, 2010 @ 4:00 pm In Education | Comments Disabled
President Obama is a school choice success story, and 38 percent of those in Congress have sent a child to a private school. So why are they denying the same choice to low-income parents in our nation’s capital?
The Obama administration and Congress have put the successful D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program on a path to elimination. The program provides scholarships to 1700 low-income students to attend private schools. Students are making academic gains, and parents are satisfied now that their children finally can attend safe and effective schools.
Ten days ago, Senator Joe Lieberman  argued from the Senate floor for the scholarships, which have been nothing short of life-changing for many of these children. That didn’t sway enough of his colleagues to save the scholarships. What would losing scholarships mean to the students? Let them tell you: VoicesofSchoolChoice.org .
Cross-posted from LauraIngraham.com 
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 Image: http://www.foundry.org/wp-content/uploads/Obama-speech-1001192.jpg
 38 percent : http://www.heritage.org/Research/Reports/2009/04/How-Members-of-the-111th-Congress-Practice-Private-School-Choice
 Senator Joe Lieberman: http://www.foundry.org/2010/03/17/senate-votes-against-school-choice/
 VoicesofSchoolChoice.org: http://VoicesofSchoolChoice.org
 LauraIngraham.com: https://www.lauraingraham.com/b/Democrats-deny-opportunity-to-schoolchildren/-160745226378957272.html
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