Good News for School Choice

Despite the fact that the country is still in the statist grip of the Obama regime, several recent reports offer some evidence that school choice is inching forward.The first was the report last month that Obama, under pressure to get a budget deal done with the Republicans in Congress, reluctantly agreed to allow the renewal (indeed, the expansion) of the selfsame voucher program for D.C. schools that he killed when he first took control of the Oval office -- even as he and his wife selected the toniest private school for their own children.Obama accepted the compromise with his usual surly and hubristic lack of humor.  And in truth, his attitude was understandable.  After all, it was only a few weeks earlier that Chairman Obama, whose soaring intellect grasps all issues, stated unequivocally that "[p]rivate school vouchers are not as effective way to improve student achievement. The Administration strongly opposes expanding the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program and...(Read Full Article)

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