DC Opportunity Scholarship Program Unfairly Targeted by Feds

Despite Overwhelming Success for Kids, Program Singled Out for Scrutiny by Foes Washington, D.C. (Nov. 16, 2013) – The American Federation for Children, the nation’s voice for educational choice, questioned the focus and purpose of the most recent Government Accountability Office … Continued

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EDITORIAL: Local Paper Points to Rise in D.C. OSP Applications

From The Washington Examiner: President Obama, Mayor Vincent Gray and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton — all of whom opposed congressional efforts to restore funding for the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program — have some humble pie to eat. Since Congress revived … Continued

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NEWS: Enrollment in D.C. School Voucher Program Surges

From The Washington Examiner: More than 1,600 low-income students have enrolled in District private schools using a federally funded voucher program this year, a 60 percent increase over last year. This school year was the first that the D.C. Opportunity … Continued

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NEWS: Forty Percent of Children in D.C. Public Schools Now in Charters

From The Washington Post: Charter school enrollment in the District, which made up a scant 5 percent of the total public school population in 1998, has broken the 40 percent mark, according to preliminary figures released Monday. The numbers have … Continued

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NEWS: Speaker Boehner and School Vouchers — The Personal Is Political

From The National Catholic Register: WASHINGTON — This fall, 459 low-income students enrolled at Catholic schools in Washington, D.C., courtesy of a program spearheaded by the Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner. Last January, Boehner, R-Ohio, and Sen. … Continued

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