Wisconsin progressives attack charter school.
Yup, ‘attacked.’ Those locks didn’t vandalize themselves, and they weren’t vandalized by the Scott Walker administration. That leaves a pretty small list of suspects from which to choose. Anyway, I’m just putting this video about the protests at Messmer Preparatory Catholic School (via Hot Air) up, without any of the (scathing) editorial comments that I had originally written. But see if you can guess what | Read More »
House GOP desegregates DC school system.
Teachers’ unions, racists, Dick Durbin hardest hit: The D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program — which provides low-income District students with federal money to attend private schools — is a top priority of Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). The program was closed to new entrants by Democrats in 2009, but Boehner has sought to revive and expand the program. The House passed a Boehner-authored bill last month — | Read More »
Democrats resegregate DC school system.
Are you surprised? I’m not surprised. The leaders of D.C.’s school choice movement, Kevin P. Chavous (former D.C. Councilman) and Virginia Walden Ford (executive director of D.C. Parents for School Choice), today issued the following statement: “House and Senate Appropriators this week ignored the wishes of D.C.’s mayor, D.C.’s public schools chancellor, a majority of D.C.’s city council, and more than 70 percent of D.C. | Read More »
Using the Nobel money to keep those kids in school.
(Via @magnolia_tree) It’s a marvelous idea, really: According to the Fox News White House blog: The White House says that the President has decided to give the approximately $1.4 million prize accompanying his Nobel Prize to charity. They have not made a decision on which charity or charities will receive the money. Here’s an idea for the President: He could give the 216 low-income kids | Read More »
It’s been suggested that this Durbin (D, IL) video…
…is a bit busy. Too much distraction between the words on the screen and the words coming out of Durbin’s mouth. Opinions? Background on Durbin and his re-segregation efforts here and here. Crossposted to Moe Lane.
Did Obama’s children make him give way on School Choice?
I consider this theory provided by Jim Geraghty plausible. …one or both of the Obama daughters, knowing that the cancellation of the program would mean some of their classmates would have to leave Sidwell Friends private school, urged their father to keep the program. …for two reasons: It would involve his family, and I’ve never seen President Obama do anything that crosses his family. Which | Read More »
Put Children First.
I was lucky enough to make it to the DC School Choice Rally (sponsored by DC Children First and DC Parents for School Choice) today, thanks to a (liberal) friend of mine who was able to watch my son for a few hours – and who didn’t mind being asked for a favor like this on very short notice. Then again, she and her husband | Read More »
I am back from the DC school choice rally.
The one that was partially sponsored by DC Parents for School Choice. The short version? There were some very polite and very unhappy parents out there, and while I am not really good at counting crowds, there were a lot of people who wish to know why Congress has decided to gut this program. I have video interviews: I’ll be adding them once I can | Read More »
Hi, Sasha, Malia. Got a second?
It’s a pretty cool place for people your age, from what I’m told. Anyway, I just thought that you should know: do you know Sarah & James Parker? They go to your school. Yeah, them. Are they nice? I’ve never met them, so I don’t know. I do know that their parents really can’t afford to send them to your school without assistance; it’s called | Read More »