March
24th 2009
Virginia Walden Ford: D.C. Scholarship Program Under Attack by Congress

Posted under Education Politics & Federal Government & Independence Institute & Parents & Private Schools & School Choice

I’ve written about it a lot: the attack by Congress against students in the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program, that is. But I’m not ready to give up yet. And you shouldn’t be, either.

If you need some inspiration – or maybe you’re just learning about this attack on school choice that benefits low-income kids in our nation’s capital – you really ought to listen to Virginia Walden Ford, executive director of D.C. Parents for School Choice, explain the situation in this 10-minute iVoices podcast:

Is it really true that the best we can hope for is saving the scholarships of the 1,700 kids who currently receive them, and leaving out in the cold the thousands more on waiting lists to escape some terrible D.C. public schools?

Maybe that is the best we can hope for on behalf of Washington D.C. students for now, but don’t give up.

After all, it’s important to note – as Adam Schaeffer does on the Cato-at-Liberty blog – that voucher and tax credit programs across the country are growing and growing in bipartisan political support.

Keep your chin up. Stay in the fight.

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2 Responses to “Virginia Walden Ford: D.C. Scholarship Program Under Attack by Congress”

  1. Ed is Watching » Secretary Duncan, Please Stop the Madness: Save the D.C. Scholarships on 15 Apr 2009 at 11:00 am #

    [...] sure why this issue is so important? Listen to Virginia Walden Ford from D.C. Parents for School Choice about what’s at stake. Watch some of the D.C. scholarship [...]

  2. Ed is Watching » Reason Video Hits Nail on Head for Washington DC School Choice on 04 May 2009 at 5:41 pm #

    [...] Walden Ford, the parental crusader for school choice and opportunity — who recently appeared on an iVoices podcast — is featured along with real parents and students in this tremendous Reason Foundation video [...]

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