WaPo reported Better schools. Higher scores. And satisfied parents.
And a very ticked off teachers union that can't stand the competition.That's the record of the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program. It is helping us keep our promise to leave no child behind in America. If Congress is thinking of breaking this promise, the nation deserves to know the story.
They certainly won't get the truth.Signed into law by President Bush four years ago, the program is the first to provide federally funded education vouchers to students. It awards up to $7,500 per child for tuition, transportation and fees; in 2007-08 it enabled 1,900 students from the underperforming Washington public school system -- the highest total yet -- to attend the private or religious schools of their choice.
If the teachers unions would just encourage their schools to improve, they could compete with the private and religious schools