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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

House Dems trying to kill DC vouchers. Sneakily.

Ugh.  That is all. 

Posted by Rick Garnett on February 25, 2009 at 10:14 PM | Permalink

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This is very unfortunate. The impulse of NCLB is commendable, even if the implementation has been a disaster. Why punish children for the ideological commitments of politicians? It stands to reason: if competition is a valuable force in social life, why not use credits to allow those who are less fortunate to have a competitive vote on public schools?

Posted by: Tired of Politics as Usual | Feb 26, 2009 3:51:07 AM

House Repubs trying to kill public education. Sneakily.

Ugh. That is all.

Posted by: Jason W. | Feb 26, 2009 8:56:27 AM

Come on, Jason. The idea that a tiny pilot program, in a locality with completely dysfunctional (though well funded) public schools, for low-income kids, is an effort to "kill public education" is just silly. Besides, a primary reason why vouchers have not caught on outside of urban centers is precisely because comfortable Republican suburbanites like their public schools just fine.

Posted by: Rick Garnett | Feb 26, 2009 10:54:05 AM

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