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Save the D.C. School Voucher Program

05/06/2009

A bunch of us here at FreedomWorks are heading to a rally for the D.C. Opportunity Scholarships.  It's at 1pm at the Freedom Plaza down the street.  The voucher program was cut out of an omnibus spending bill earlier this spring and was blogged about here. The tragedy and irony surrounding this decision abound - President Obama said that he would make decisions about education reform based on programs that work, the D.C.

A bunch of us here at FreedomWorks are heading to a rally for the D.C. Opportunity Scholarships.  It's at 1pm at the Freedom Plaza down the street.  The voucher program was cut out of an omnibus spending bill earlier this spring and was blogged about here. The tragedy and irony surrounding this decision abound - President Obama said that he would make decisions about education reform based on programs that work, the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship program doesn't just work, it's been an amazing success.  And the same President who signed this legislation confining thousands of D.C. kids to failing schools saw no reason why the kids in this program should have the same opportunities as his daughters - who go to a swanky private school, of his choice (!) - have.

Reason.tv in their usual brilliance sums the situation up well.  Watch and learn.