Tag: D.C. Opportunity Scholarship

The time for school choice is past due

Editor’s note: This commentary from Jerry Newcombe appeared recently on The Christian Post. An old story tells of a big, successful store with a plaque in the employees’ lounge which read: “Rule 1: The customer’s always right. Rule 2: If you ever think the customer is wrong, reread Rule 1.”[Read More…]

In Obama’s Term 2, a historic opportunity to expand parental school choice

President Obama has often called on us to be true to who we are as a people, as Americans. And in his second term, he has the opportunity to transform the education system back to our core – to where parents are primarily in charge of children’s educations. We have[Read More…]

The daunting details of Romney’s school choice plan

Gov. Romney gave a speech last month to a Hispanic audience calling for more school choice for parents. He promised, if elected president, to provide all children from low-income families and all special needs children with choice in a broad range of public and (where legal) private schools. This is a promise[Read More…]

Budget deal includes money for D.C. voucher

The last-minute spending deal among Congressional leaders adds money to the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship, the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal are reporting. The revival of the scholarship is a top priority of House Speaker John Boehner, who has sponsored a measure that passed the House last month. That was just about the time the[Read More…]

The Washington Post on Obama’s opposition to D.C. vouchers

The Post editorial board tonight challenges the White House’s assertion that the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship has failed to demonstrate progress in raising the achievement of the low-income students who benefit. “The White House has a right to its own opinion, as wrongheaded as we believe it to be,” it begins. “It doesn’t[Read More…]