Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issues a statement reiterating that Obama administration has not changed its position on the D.C. voucher program, and does not supporting expanding it. A day earlier, House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican, said a deal had been reached with the administration to do that. there is no day after House Speaker John Boehner a
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June 19, 2012
June 18, 2012
The Obama administration had proposed cutting off funding for a District of Columbia voucher program in fiscal 2013, a move that angered conservatives.
March 29, 2011
The House is expected to pass a bill resurrecting the D.C. voucher program, a top priority for John Boehner but opposed by the Obama administration.
May 11, 2009
A quick scan of the invite list for Sen. Lieberman’s hearing suggests a lot of sympathetic voices will be testifying at Wednesday's hearing.
May 06, 2009
So it looks like President Obama is going to propose extending the D.C. voucher program, just for the kids currently enrolled, in his fiscal year 2010 budget, to be released tomorrow. Politically, it's probably a smart move. The administration will avoid stories and commentaries about kids, includi...
April 14, 2009
And he's already hard at work in his new role, signing on to a letter about the DC voucher program that is generating some push-back.
April 06, 2009
School choice advocates are high-fiving each other over an Institute of Education Sciences study that showed the D.C. Scholarship and Opportunity program has a positive impact on reading scores.
March 11, 2009
Obama doesn't want to disrupt the schooling of the students currently taking advantage of the program.
March 10, 2009
The vote came as the Senate approved a spending plan for fiscal year 2009 that also eliminates funding for the Reading First program.
March 09, 2009
The controversial Washington D.C. voucher program will be the subject of the Kojo Nnamdi Show today on WAMU, a National Public Radio station.