How to tell if you are a Democrat
Research estimates that using a voucher to attend private school increased the overall college enrollment rate among African Americans by 24 percent. The original data for the analysis comes from an experimental evaluation of the privately funded New York School Choice Scholarships Foundation Program, which in the spring of 1997 offered three-year scholarships worth up to a maximum of $1,400 annually to as many as 1,000 low-income families.
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While Obama advocates the value of non-ideological solutions to underperforming public schools, he was quick to sign a bill last month that cancels a federally-funded D.C. school-voucher program after the 2009-2010 school year, unless Congress and the District government acts to reauthorize it.
For more on this, watch this new Reason.TV video. It features some of the children, and their parents, who have benefited from D.C. school vouchers, and who have so much to lose from Obama’s double-talk on education policy.