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    School Choice Increases Student Safety

    A newly released report by David Deming, assistant professor at the Harvard Graduate School for Education, shows that school choice doesn’t just foster academic improvement and increased graduation rates—students are also safer. Deming studied data on the amount of criminal activity that occurred in the Charlotte–Mecklenburg school district (CMS) after … More

    Senators Demand Release of Head Start Data

    Four years after data collection was completed, Americans are still awaiting the results of a study conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on the impact of the federal Head Start program. “The United States fought and won in the Pacific and Atlantic fronts of World War … More

    National Standards: Costly in Dollars and Liberty Lost

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s comments last week, in which he equated state lawmakers who question the Common Core national standards push with conspiracy theorists, are another indication that the Common Core Initiative is not the states-based movement the Administration claims it to be. Indeed, national standards have become the cornerstone … More

    Online Chat on the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program

    Obama’s new budget proposal that was unveiled on Monday includes increases budget of the Department of Education to $70 Billion, but it curiously cuts funding to the highly successful D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (D.C. OSP). Click here to join us on right now for our “Lunch with Heritage” online chat. … More

    Video: For the White House, Consumer Choice Only Goes So Far

    This week, the White House announced its plan to boost taxpayer-funded subsidies for “green” energy vehicles like the Chevy Volt, offering buyers a $10,000 tax incentive to help tickle their buying bone. On Monday, White House economic adviser Gene Sperling described the subsidy, and ironically enough, market forces seem to … More

    D.C. Parents Say School Choice Gives Students a Chance at Success

    “Either he doesn’t get it, or he doesn’t care,” Sheila Jackson, parent of a D.C. Opportunity Scholarship recipient, said upon hearing the news that President Obama’s budget eliminates funding for the popular program. Jackson sounded torn about which was worse. “I was appalled,” she told Scribe. The D.C. Opportunity Scholarship … More

    Lawmakers Rally for D.C. Scholarships, Promise to Fight Obama's Funding Cut

    A bipartisan group of lawmakers today promised to defend the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program for low-income families following President Obama’s decision to eliminate funding in his budget. “The bipartisan, grassroots coalition responsible for keeping the Opportunity Scholarship Program alive will continue speaking out, and I’ll be standing alongside them every … More

    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