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    DCOSP: Obama Lets D.C. Families Down

    Yesterday, I received notice that the Obama Administration’s 2013 budget cancels out the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program(DCOSP). I was reminded of how happy the families in the District were last April when they learned that the program had been reauthorized due to House Speaker John Boehner’s (R–OH) determination and the … More

    Rich People Win, Poor Kids Lose, in Obama's America

    Want a clear indication of President Barack Obama’s priorities? Take a look at the spending decisions emerging from his Administration today. In the battle between $40,000 dollar-electric-car-buying yuppies and at-risk kids in the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program, rich people won, and they have President Obama to thank for it. The … More

    Obama's Budget Ends Funding for D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program

    The Obama administration is once again standing with education special interest groups and against low-income children in Washington, D.C. His 2013 budget request zeros out funding for the highly successful D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program, which was revived last year thanks to the hard work of Speaker John Boehner and the … More

    Reaction Roundup: Heritage Responds to Obama's 2013 Budget Proposal

    Today, President Barack Obama released his budget for Fiscal Year 2013.  Experts from The Heritage Foundation are analyzing the President’s proposal and offer their reactions, below: President Obama’s Budget Proposal: Running on Empty – Patrick Louis Knudsen Coming from a President whose economic philosophy is a borrowed car company slogan, … More

    No Child Left Behind Waivers Surrender Education Control to Washington

    The Obama Administration will announce later today that it is awarding No Child Left Behind (NCLB) waivers to 10 states: Colorado, Georgia, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. New Mexico is the only state that applied for a waiver and will not receive one, although the … More

    Markets—Not Price Controls—Will Reduce College Costs and Improve Quality

    Education entrepreneurs are about to do what President Obama’s proposed price controls on higher education never will: dramatically reduce the cost of attending college. In fact, the soaring cost of college could soon go the way of the once-bloated housing market, fulfilling the predictions of many that the higher education … More

    Morning Bell: A Higher Education Revolution

    Speaking on Friday at the University of Michigan, President Obama declared, “I want this to be a big, bold, generous country where everybody gets a fair shot, everybody is doing their fair share, everybody is playing by the same set of rules. That’s the America I know. That’s the American … More

    Education Secretary Duncan Wants to Overpay Teachers Even More

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan called for dramatically raising teacher pay last Friday on MSNBC, declaring that the current average salary (about $55,000) should be doubled to improve teacher quality. It’s a familiar refrain for Duncan, who in the same interview declared himself a “radical” when it comes to paying teachers … More

    Louisiana's Plan to Empower Parents Through School Choice

    According to Dr. Michael Walker Jones of the Louisiana Association of Educators, low-income parents “don’t have a clue” when it comes to making decisions about their children’s education. Last week, in an interview with the New Orleans Times-Picayune, he stated: “If I’m a parent in poverty, I have no clue … More

    Scribecast: Kevin Chavous on His Tireless Efforts for School Choice

    Few legislators have done more to advance school choice than Kevin Chavous. As a city councilmember in Washington D.C. from 1992 to 2004, and a chairman of the council’s Education Committee, Chavous was instrumental in implementing the city’s landmark Opportunity Scholarship Program. A partnership between the federal and city governments, … More