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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 … More

    Live Blogging the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program: Safety Should Be a Top Priority

    DIRKSEN SENATE OFFICE BUILDING – Tiffany Dunston says the opportunity scholarship has allowed her to go to college. Sen Lieberman pointed out that she was a valedictorian at arch Bishop Carroll high school. She explains that her nephew, who was on track to go to college, was killed too. She … More

    Live Blogging the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program: Secretary Duncan's Hypocrisy

    DIRKSEN SENATE OFFICE BUILDING – Latasha Bennett is the first witness to testify. She explains that she has two children. One is a scholarship student in elementary school. Her younger child is entering kindergarten and can’t get a scholarship. She explains that she is disabled and unable to work and … More

    Live Blogging the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program: Big Labor Doesn't Bother Defending Themselves

    DIRKSEN SENATE OFFICE BUILDING – Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-CT) opening statement paraphrased: We tried to make this a balanced hearing, and we invited six represenatitves if the opposition, but no one agreed to testify against it. He noted that they would hear from the evaluator who conducted the department of … More

    The Story of Lies: Greenpeace in Your Kid's School

    In case you weren’t reading the New York Times front page today, we wanted to point you to an especially disturbing story. The Times wrote about The Story of Stuff, “a 20-minute video about the effects of human consumption, [which] has become a sleeper hit in classrooms across the nation.” What … More

    Washington Post: Continue the School Choice Program that Works

    The Washington Post published another excellent editorial highlighting yesterday’s school choice rally in D.C. and the news that the Obama administration now supports allowing students currently in the scholarship program to continue in their provide schools: Powerful evidence of the worth of the D.C. school voucher program was on display … More

    School Choice Rally In DC: "Put Kids First!!"

    Today in Washington, DC there was a rally for School Choice organized by DC Children F1rst. From Marion Berry to concerned parents to popular R&B recording artists, the message to lawmakers was clear – Put Kids First! What is also clear, is that by effectively killing the Opportunity Scholarship Program … More

    What is Good for the Goose is Not Good for the Gander

    All over Washington we see a lot of people saying that they care about a lot of things. In a city full of politicians, you having people saying anything to get their desired outcome of events. However, there is one group that is being left out. DC’s poorest families are … More

    Video: Liberals Crush Hope In Education Reform

    As this video makes clear, the dulcet tones of President Obama’s education policy may have been music to the ears of liberals and some conservatives alike, but the D.C. voucher issue has proven that the President’s grand declaration about how Education Secretary Arne Duncan should make decisions is merely vapid rhetoric. Heritage … More

    Bringing the Best and Brightest into the Classroom

    Derrell Bradford of Excellent Education for Everyone highlights a disturbing finding from the New Jersey Department of Education at NJ.com—a majority of NJ students who failed the high school exit exam (described by state education commission as “middle school level”) had apparently taken and passed courses in Geometry, Algebra I … More