July
14th 2011
New I.I. Video Highlights Douglas County Vouchers for Nate Oakley, 499 Other Kids

Posted under Courts & Independence Institute & Parents & PPC & Private Schools & School Choice & Suburban Schools

Today I’m going to step back and let someone else do the talking. You’ve probably been following the developments surrounding Colorado’s groundbreaking Douglas County Pilot Choice Scholarship Program. I’ve covered it a lot here. Since the promising program was approved in March, 500 students have won vouchers worth about $4,600 to help cover the cost of tuition at a private school families have chosen to best suit their needs.

In this new video produced by my friends in the Independence Institute’s Education Policy Center, it’s a story like 13-year-old Nate Oakley’s that brings to life the need for Douglas County vouchers, and the real threat created by lawsuits filed by the ACLU and other groups:

After that, what more can I say? For many kids and many parents, school choice really matters. Don’t take it away.

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4 Responses to “New I.I. Video Highlights Douglas County Vouchers for Nate Oakley, 499 Other Kids”

  1. Ed is Watching » Stories of Special Needs Kids Bolster Dougco, Arizona Choice Programs on 19 Jul 2011 at 3:31 pm #

    [...] was just last week I introduced you to a new video produced by my friends in the Education Policy Center that highlighted one [...]

  2. Ed is Watching » Another Colorado “Edu-Trial” Opens Today: Defending Dougco Choice from Injunction on 03 Aug 2011 at 11:21 am #

    [...] 7 News has a great story — including an interview with Diana Oakley, who was featured in the recent Independence Institute video on Douglas County vouchers. In fact, if you watch the video of the 7 News report, you might even see a little unattributed [...]

  3. Ed is Watching » Dougco Choice Injunction: What Now for Families? Who All Will Appeal? on 16 Aug 2011 at 5:01 pm #

    [...] were documented today in an article by Karin Piper. Another parent was Diana Oakley, mother of Nate Oakley, for whom things seem to be working out at least for [...]

  4. Ed is Watching » Need to Keep Hope Alive? Choice Media TV Highlights Dougco Program on 03 Nov 2011 at 1:18 pm #

    [...] recognize Highlands ranch mom Diana Oakley, whose son Nate received a Choice Scholarship and was featured in a July Independence Institute video. Also, interestingly, Dougco school board director Justin Williams — one of two board members [...]

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