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    The Left's War on School Choice Continues

    The Washington Post calls out the D.C. government for its continued hostility towards the school choice movement: ANYONE LOOKING for a symbol of the contempt that D.C. officials show toward charter schools need go no further than 2501 11th St. NW. There sits the shuttered Meyer Elementary School. Three blocks … More

    Millions More Benefiting from School Choice

    Editorializing on school choice, the Wall Street Journal writes today: EdisonLearning, a private company that took over 20 of Philadelphia’s 45 lowest performing district schools in 2002 to create a new management model for public schools. The most recent state test-score data show that student performance at Philadelphia public schools … More

    'A Catalyst for Innovation'

    In today’s Washington Post, Education Secretary Margaret Spellings makes the case for the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program that Congress almost shut down earlier this year: An independent study of the program released last year confirms this parental satisfaction. The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) found that parents of scholarship children … More

    Choice Survives (For Now)

    Yesterday the Appropriations Committee approved funding for the 1,900 District of Columbia low income school children who receive scholarships to attend the school of their choice. Heritage Director of Domestic Policy Studies Jennifer Marshall highlights some of the voices of the families benefiting from this program: Ayesha McKinney is just … More

    Hypocrisy on Education

    Today the Washington Post continues its strong reporting on the left’s efforts to kill 1,900 scholarships for low-income students in the District of Columbia. The editors write: Among the most maddening arguments used against the D.C. school voucher program is that it hurts the public schools. Any money set aside … More

    Surviving To Learn Another Day

    Yesterday a House Appropriations subcommittee voted to save 1,900 scholarships for low-income D.C. children from teachers unions intent on killing school choice. The chairman of the subcommittee, Rep. Jose Serrano (D-NY), warned that this was the last year he would allow low income DC students and their families to choose … More

    Change 1,900 D.C. Kids Believe In

    Today a House Appropriations subcommittee will vote on the annual District of Columbia appropriations bill. If Del. Elanor Holmes Norton has her way, the majority liberal panel will kill 1,900 scholarships for Washington, D.C., school children. These children will then be forced back into one of the worst public school … More

    A New Low for School Choice Opponents

    The Washington Post has a fine but saddening editorial today taking Del. Elanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) to task for her dishonest efforts to kill 1,900 scholarships for DC children: [I]t now turns out that Ms. Norton is preparing a plan that could end the program after just one more year. … More

    Future of D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program Uncertain

    On Monday, the Washington Post reported that the future of the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program is in doubt. This program—which is currently helping 1,900 disadvantaged kids attend private schools—is set to expire next year if Congress doesn’t extend it. The Post reports that D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton is championing … More

    Congress Still Clueless On Education Reform

    Two stories from the Washington Post today provide a perfect contrast to how states and Congress approach education reform. First, Jay Matthews reports from New Orleans: The storm that swamped this city three years ago also effectively swept away a public school system with a dismal record and faint prospects … More