Thursday, April 06, 2006

Program on Vouchers Draws Minority Support

NYT Amie is one of about 1,700 low-income, mostly minority students in Washington who at taxpayer expense are attending 58 private and parochial schools through the nation's first federal voucher program, now in its second year.

Last year, parents appeared lukewarm toward the program, which was put in place by Congressional Republicans as a five-year pilot program, But this year, it is attracting more participation, illustrating how school-choice programs are winning over minority parents, traditionally a Democratic constituency.

If they are smart, they will demand such programs, and vote for the Republicans who are offerring these vouchers, and not the Dems, who just want to protect the failing public school system

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