Monday, May 4, 2009

"It's not whether it's liberal or conservative, but whether it works."

The $18 million savings from canceling the Washington DC school voucher program will make a big difference. Not to the budget, but to the families.

Story at Hit & Run.

Related: The Children Are Our Future: They'll Be Paying All The Bills, After All

And see School Choice for the Few at the WSJ.

Update May 6: A small concession on the voucher program?

[T]he administration would keep paying for private-school vouchers for about 1,700 children receiving them in Washington, D.C., an administration official said. Obama is proposing $12.2 million for the 2010-11 school year and would like to continue the funding until the kids in the program graduate. He would not let new students into the program.
So if this stands the program will be ended by attrition. This will serve to quiet the parents who currently have children in the program, while closing the door on everyone else.

Update: That last article has evaporated, so here are a couple more: In the Washington Times, Rallying for school vouchers: Restore D.C. scholarships, backers urge, and in the WSJ, School Choice for the Few: The new do-as-I-say double standard.

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