Posts Tagged ‘D.C. Vouchers’

Religious School Vouchers

Every morning, I pass through Union Station, a majestic restored train station, on my way to work at Americans United.

Union Station contains a stop for the Washington, D.C., subway, the Metro. Lately, I’ve noticed huge posters plastered all over the station walls. They depict pictures of smiling (mostly minority) children demanding to know why Congress won’t give them “scholarships” […] Read More

Religious School Vouchers

Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I- Conn.) can definitely count on The Washington Post to lend a hand when it comes to his crusade for school vouchers in the District of Columbia.

Today, the Post added to the seemingly endless stream of editorials it has already published in support of the D.C. voucher program, which uses federal funds to pay for […] Read More

Religious Discrimination, Religious School Vouchers, Tax Funding of Religion

The battle to end Washington, D.C.’s controversial school voucher program is entering a critical phase.

A little background: The plan, pitched as an “experiment,” was initially authorized in 2004 for five years. Heavily promoted by the Bush administration, it passed the House of Representatives by a single vote six years ago on a night when many voucher opponents were away […] Read More

Government-Sponsored Religion, Religious School Vouchers, Tax Funding of Religion

The Washington Post yesterday added to its long list of editorials and columns in support of Washington, D.C.’s controversial school voucher plan.

The newspaper seems to have an obsession with keeping the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program alive, despite knowing that the program has shown no improvement in student performance, lacks accountability, hurts public schools and subsidizes religious education with taxpayer […] Read More

Religion in Public Schools, Religious School Vouchers

It’s always nice when we can end the week on a high note. News reports indicate that Congress seems to be on board with adding new regulations to the school voucher scheme in the District of Columbia and eventually closing it entirely.

According to The Washington Post, “buried deep within a thousand-page omnibus spending bill released Monday by a […] Read More

Religious School Vouchers

A House Appropriations subcommittee voted yesterday to extend funding for another year to a school voucher program in the District of Columbia, despite  two consecutive  reports from  the U.S. Department of Education    that showed little to no improvement in the academic performance of students receiving the vouchers.

The measure will move to the full Appropriations Committee next week, […] Read More

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