Change You Can Believe In: Obama Kills School Choice


President Obama sends his daughters to elite Washington area private schools, not the plagued D.C. public schools, and yet he’s killed a program that allows four or more of his daughter’s classmates to attend the same school they do, though their parents can’t afford it. Thousands of D.C. area students have benefited from this scholarship program over the past ten plus years, test scores and subsequent student success proves that it works, and at a total cost of only $18,000,000.00/$7,500 per student (The putrid D.C. public schools cost over twice that amount per student). So, the question is, “Why?”

I’ll tell you why: Because Obama is in the pocket of the Teacher’s Unions (And every other leftist, anti-competition union), and Teacher’s Unions hate having a program like this that makes them look like the incompetent nincompoops that they, in fact, are.

Keep showing your ass like this, Mr. President, and you’ll be a one termer. Seriously, don’t stop.

UPDATE: D.C. Families Fight for School Choice.

“This afternoon, more than 1,000 students, parents, and concerned citizens gathered across from city hall to rally in support of the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship program. A number of prominent D.C. leaders spoke, including former mayor Anthony Williams and former councilmember Kevin Chavous. But the most moving speeches were from the parents and students participating in the scholarship program.”

Basically, Obama’s still killing the program, but not kicking out the students already in it.

“But the Washington Post reports that the administration will now call for the scholarship program to be continued for students who are currently participating. If this happens, it will avoid the p.r. disaster of seeing disadvantaged children, including two of the Obama children’s classmates, pulled from their private schools. But it will deny current and future D.C. families the same power that President Obama and Secretary Duncan take for granted. “

Well, there’s the “Change We Can Believe In.”

The protestors:

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Looks like an affluent group of privileged whites to me. /sarc

Obama’s pissing off his core constituency. Way to go, Prez!

7 Responses to “Change You Can Believe In: Obama Kills School Choice”

  1. thefrollickingmole Says:

    Disgusting. The question shouldnt be “why are these kids getting more opportunity” so much as “what are the private schools doing much better and how can we emulate them”.

    Obamas mob are engaging in a bit of payback for the teachers unions Id be inclined to think….

    • bingbing Says:

      “what are the private schools doing much better and how can we emulate them”.

      Pretty simple, really. Higher standards set. A more difficult curriculum coupled with more discipline (which includes wearing a uniform). More difficult means harder work and more of it.

  2. bingbing Says:

    That’s pretty fucked up.

  3. The Wizard of WOZ Says:

    “That’s pretty fucked up.”

    Ah Comrade Bing; clearly, you are not seeing the big picture.

    Its not about colour anymore, its about how much cash your folks have stashed away.

    To give to the democrats…

  4. spot_the_dog Says:

    In Chicago, his kids went to the Chicago Lab school. That would have near on $25,000/year.

    Obviously, it was worth it to Mr and Mrs Post-Racial, in order to protect their darlings from the primitive savages in the Chicago Public Schools.

    Vouchers? Why, if you allow the common children to attend the good schools, why then your precious babies might end up mixing with them. Quel horreur!

    That would never do. Black or white, rich peoples’ children are just meant for better things. Let the commoners eat lead. It’s the natural order of things. /sarc

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  6. Boy on a bike Says:

    Why…. don’t we have a similar voucher system here in NSW?


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