Thursday, September 30, 2010

Education Rhetoric vs. Reality

Coming on the heels of yesterday's education-related post, I thought it appropriate to post this great article about how Obama and his Democratic Congress eliminated an important voucher program in Washington D.C.

Obama was recently involved in an interview with Matt Lauer on The Today Show, in which an audience member asked him about the quality of D.C. public schools in relation to his own daughters who attend an exclusive private school in the area. His response was telling, but he neglected (for obvious reasons) to mention that he and the Democrats are directly responsible for the demise of an extremely popular voucher program which provided scholarships to 216 low-income children in the District of Columbia. Basically, for Obama and his like-minded pals, caving to the demands of the teacher's unions was more important than helping out these kids when they needed it most.

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