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March 11, 2009

D.C. School Choice Program Killed

In the spending bill that President Obama will sign today, the D.C. voucher program will be effectively killed, as Democratic leaders in the House had desired.  A proposed amendment in the Senate to strip this measure from the bill was defeated on a vote of 39-58 (you can check here to see how your Senators voted on school choice for the disadvantaged in Washington, D.C.).  This is not an auspicious beginning for educational reform and opportunity in the new administration.

Greg Sisk

Posted by Greg Sisk on March 11, 2009 at 09:55 AM | Permalink


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