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.
“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.”
Looks like an affluent group of privileged whites to me. /sarc
Obama’s pissing off his core constituency. Way to go, Prez!