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    Voices of School Choice

    D.C. STUDENTS: SAVE OUR SCHOOLS Blocking Children’s Path to a Better Future Congress Blocks Opportunity: Congress recently approved action that threatens to immediately phase out the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (DCOSP), a federal initiative that currently helps 1,715 disadvantaged children attend private schools in the nation’s capital. Safe and Effective … More

    A Civil Rights Outrage

    National Public Radio Senior Correspondent and Fox News contributor Juan Williams writes on the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship program: As I watch Washington politics I am not easily given to rage. Washington politics is a game and selfishness, out-sized egos and corruption are predictable. But over the last week I find … More

    The Hypocrite Caucus

    Since 2000, The Heritage Foundation has surveyed Members of Congress to determine whether they had exercised private-school choice by ever sending a child to private school. The results of 2009′s survey is particularly relevant this year since Congress approved legislative action that threatens to phase out the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship … More

    The Union War on Charter Schools Annotated

    Great op-ed by Manhattan Institute senior fellow Jay Greene on big labor’s war against education reform in the WSJ yesterday. We don’t have much too add, but we did go ahead and provide links to the studies he cites: On education policy, appeasement is about as ineffective as it is … More

    Morning Bell: President Obama's Foundation of Straw

    Stealing from the Sermon on the Mount to defend his administration’s economic record this Tuesday, President Barack Obama urged Americans to “build our house upon a rock” instead of “the same pile of sand” it had been built on before. In Obama’s hands, the teachings of Jesus become just another … More

    Oklahoma: High Marks for Pre-K Spending, Low Marks for Reading Achievement

    This week, the Tulsa World proudly proclaimed: Finally, along comes a set of national rankings which ought to make Oklahomans especially proud. The latest annual survey by the National Institute for Early Education Research shows Oklahoma leading the nation in prekindergarten enrollment. The State of Preschool 2008 showed Oklahoma in … More

    What Did Arne Duncan Know and When Did He Know It?

    As audacious as Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s decision to take scholarship money away from low-income families is, the bigger story may be what exactly did Duncan know about the Department of Education’s Opportunity Scholarship study and when did he know it? The Wall Street Journal reported last week: Voucher … More

    Morning Bell: What Works for Teachers Unions

    Speaking to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on March 10, President Barack Obama said of his Secretary of Education Arne Duncan: Secretary Duncan will use only one test when deciding what ideas to support with your precious tax dollars: It’s not whether an idea is liberal or conservative, but whether … More

    Education Department: Tough Luck, D.C. Parents

    Put yourself in the shoes of LaTasha Bennett. A single mother living in Washington, D.C., Ms. Bennett is able to send her child to a private school thanks to the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship program. Hoping to enroll her daughter in the same private school, Ms. Bennett applied for and recently … More

    Outside Washington, Liberals Join School Choice Camp

    What do Bridgeport, Connecticut Mayor Bill Finch and South Carolina State Senator Robert Ford have in common? Both are Democrats and both are now supporting school vouchers. In March, State Senator Ford, an African-American Democrat, joined conservative legislators in sponsoring a sweeping private school choice plan for kids in the … More