26th 2009
“I Ask You, President Obama, to Please Save My Scholarship”

Posted under School Choice

My tummy feels sick today — not because of something I ate, or any bug or anything. But because of the news that Congress’s latest spending binge includes a provision to take away school choice from some of the neediest kids in the nation’s capital.

Watch the video from Voices of School Choice. These kids can tell you why it’s important for President Obama to stop what Congress is trying to do (H/T Matt Ladner):

I’ll let the Wall Street Journal sum up with its excellent editorial today:

On Tuesday, Mr. Obama spoke of the “historic investment in education” in the stimulus bill, which included a staggering, few-strings-attached $140 billion to the Department of Education over two years. But he also noted that “our schools don’t just need more resources; they need more reform,” and he expressed support for charter schools and other policies that “open doors of opportunity for our children.”

If he means what he says, Mr. Obama won’t let his fellow Democrats consign 1,700 more poor kids to failing schools he’d never dream of letting his own daughters attend.

Please do your part in asking the President to save the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program. (And hope that groups like Democrats for Education Reform can join in, too.) Help me get my appetite back — at least by lunchtime.


3 Responses to ““I Ask You, President Obama, to Please Save My Scholarship””

  1. Ed is Watching » Introducing More D.C. Kids Who Could Lose Their Opportunity Scholarships on 04 Mar 2009 at 10:56 am #

    [...] week I introduced you to some kids from Washington D.C. who would be hurt by Congress’ attempt to take away their school choice program. These kids [...]

  2. Ed is Watching » Tenure Reform Would Be Another Good Idea for Obama & Colorado to Embrace on 11 Mar 2009 at 10:47 am #

    [...] point that Obama has given no indication of wanting to help stop an effort by Democrats in Congress to take away private tuition scholarships from poor kids in the nation’s [...]

  3. Ed is Watching » Senate Vote Against D.C. Scholarship Kids Makes Me Want to Throw Legos on 12 Mar 2009 at 11:12 am #

    [...] Have you seen these kids? Even the Eduwonk – no big fan of vouchers – says “the spectacle of forcing the kids to leave their schools before they age out is pretty cold-hearted.” Uh-huh. [...]

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