Republicans to Save DC Voucher Program for Low-Income Children Killed by Obama

9 Mar

Remember when Obama killed the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program, “a school-voucher program authorized by Congress in 2004. The program gives students up to $7,500 to attend whatever school their parents choose.  The DC voucher program is a way out of one of the worst school districts in the country.”  The picture above is of “at least 1,300 school kids and several hundred adults (many of them single parents who had to get off work) gathered at Freedom Plaza to rally for the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship program in Washington.”  Notice anything in particular about the kids in the picture?  The thought of “what would the reaction be if a Republican was doing this to these particular kids” comes to mind.

Now there’s Hope…from Republicans for these low-income students in Washington D.C.  “The office of Speaker John Boehner reminds us that the budget passed by House GOP will restore the program in the SOAR ACT.”

“When Barack Obama took office on the mantle of Hope and Change, one of the first moves he and his Democratic allies in Congress made was to shut down the DC Opportunity Scholarship Programs to new students.  Despite a track record of sterling success in moving children in low-income families from failing public schools and giving them a chance at academic success — and a brighter future — Democrats cut funding to the DCOSP and consigned the children of the District of Columbia to the public-school monopoly.”

I’m sure that Obama’s reason for killing the program for low-income students had nothing to do with his political connections to teachers’s unions, particularly the National Education Association (NEA).  “In a March 6, 2009 letter to Obama, the NEA president Dennis Van Roekel called the D.C. program “an ongoing threat to public education in the District of Columbia” and urged Obama to “use your voice to help eliminate this threat” by opposing “any efforts to extend this ineffective program.”

I’d like to know where Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, the Congressional Black Caucus and Democrats are on this issue? Where is the “mainstream” media?  Why aren’t they defending these children?  Just goes to show, once again, that these people are not interested in helping the people they claim to defend.  If the cause is not a liberal cause, they have no interest, even though the majority of these children are black.

This video shows black kids and their parents in D.C. asking “why?”


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