In the last minute budget deal last night, congressional leaders and the White House agreed to reauthorize the DC voucher program. This occurred despite Obama and Duncan falsely declaring last week:
Private school vouchers are not an effective way to improve student achievement. The Administration strongly opposes expanding the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program and opening it to new students. Rigorous evaluation over several years demonstrates that the D.C. program has not yielded improved student achievement by its scholarship recipients compared to other students in D.C.
I’ve lost count of how many new or expanded private school choice programs we’ve seen this year, but I am sure that Greg is well on his way to victory in his bet with Jay Mathews.
I was thinking more a distant but approaching rumbling sound. Like what you’d hear if you were in the wrong place during an avalanche.
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