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    Obama Should Look to Sweden for Education, Not Banks

    A month ago, Obama explored the notion of nationalizing the banks under the Swedish model. Instead of the Swedish banking model, Obama should look at the school voucher program in Sweden for inspiration. The Pacific Research Institute recently had a video Op-Ed on the New York times Web site explaining … More

    What about Their Brothers and Sisters?

    This week, the White House signaled that it would prevent Congress from ending the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship program, at least for participating children. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters on Wednesday: “It wouldn’t make sense to disrupt the education of those that are in that system,” Gibbs said … More

    Morning Bell: The "Same Chance" Obama Had

    Outlining his educational policy yesterday, President Barack Obama said: “And I want every child in this country to have the same chance that my mother gave me, that my teachers gave me, that my college professors gave me, that America gave me.” These are wonderful words, but unless President Obama … More

    Missed Opportunity for Courage on Education

    President Barack Obama was getting credit for “taking on teachers’ unions” before he even gave his speech on education today, and nothing he ended up saying contained enough substance to honestly be called courage. True, he did vaguely endorse “merit pay” but it is still completely unclear what type of … More

    Double the Satisfaction at a Quarter of the Cost

    The Senate is expected to vote on the $410 billion Omnibus bill today, which includes a provision that would effectively end the successful D.C. Opportunity Scholarship program – potentially disrupting the lives of more than 1,700 scholarship students while sending a signal that school choice is not welcome in Washington. … More

    First Lady's Teaching Moment

    The thought keeps coming to mind: First lady Michelle Obama is a natural to champion the 1,700  D.C. schoolchildren from low-income families whose tickets out of failing public schools –  scholarships to attend a school of their choice — are on the hit list of congressional Democrats. One reason is Mrs. … More

    Let These Kids Have the Same Opportunity You Did, Mr. President

    President Barack Obama’s parents exercised school choice. All these kids ask for is the same opportunity he had: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPjHUMiBSRw&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]

    Obama Education Secretary: Save Their Scholarships

    Secretary of Education Arne Duncan broke with liberals on Capitol Hill last night by making a statement that D.C. kids should be allowed to keep their vouchers: “I don’t think it makes sense to take kids out of a school where they’re happy and safe and satisfied and learning,” Duncan … More

    Will Obama Ignore These Children?

    The futures of 1,700 District schoolchildren hang in the balance this week as a stealthy provision to kill the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship program – tucked discretely away in the Omnibus bill – makes its way through the Senate. Bill McGurn writes in the Wall Street Journal: Known as the ‘Durbin … More

    Big Labor vs. 1,800 D.C. Schoolchildren

    Since being sworn into office a little over a month ago, President Barack Obama has found a way to increase the size of government spending in just about every possible way. Except when it comes to government spending to empower parents to better educate their children. George Will notes: In … More