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Thursday, March 10, 2011

House Committee Votes For Voucher Program

The House of Representatives today voted to approve $60 million for a voucher program. This program is described, by a news release today, as a "failed District of Columbia private school voucher program (H.R. 471)." So far, $700 million in funding from Title I and over $1 billion from Head Start programs have been cut. While some believe vouchers are the answer, others believe they are a waste of funds. According to a News Press Release, research by the Government Accounting Office shows that vouchers do not reform or improve schools.

While some believe more funds should be poured into our public education system, I believe the funds that are already there need to better used. Our nation is in dire trauma. This is the time when parents and educators need to pull together and get creative.

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