Introducing More D.C. Kids Who Could Lose Their Opportunity Scholarships
Last week I introduced you to some kids from Washington D.C. who would be hurt by Congress’ attempt to take away their school choice program. These kids asked President Obama to step in and save their D.C. Opportunity Scholarships.
Yesterday, a writer for the Wall Street Journal introduced us to two more kids who could lose their scholarships, kids that go to school with the President’s daughters:
Dick Durbin has a nasty surprise for two of Sasha and Malia Obama’s new schoolmates. And it puts the president in an awkward position.
The children are Sarah and James Parker. Like the Obama girls, Sarah and James attend the Sidwell Friends School in our nation’s capital. Unlike the Obama girls, they could not afford the school without the $7,500 voucher they receive from the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship program. Unfortunately, a spending bill the Senate takes up this week includes a poison pill that would kill this program — and with it perhaps the Parker children’s hopes for a Sidwell diploma.
You can follow the link above to see a picture of Sarah and James.
I am so glad to see Joe Williams from Democrats for Education Reform write truth to power on this issue:
This whole move by Congress seems kind of silly. Do the beltway Dems really want to be loved by the teachers unions so much they are willing to piss on the futures of a few hundred kids whose families finally seem to be getting something of value from The Man?
If Congress ends up sticking it to these D.C. kids, will you allow me to make the observation that politics stinks?