Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Obama Continues to Act Like a Typical Left-Liberal Democrat Politician Re: Education

So, where's all this "change" we've been hearing about? Certainly not on the subject of educating our children:
CHICAGO — A landmark education program that provides opportunity to hundreds of families in the nation’s capital to attend private schools is under attack from Democrats in Congress.

Barack Obama told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel in February that he was open to voucher programs, but just last week announced his intentions to squash the DC pilot program.

“Barack Obama prefers private education for his daughters but won’t give DC parents the same opportunity. Obama and Congressional Democrats want to slam the door on a progressive education program for low-income children. The teachers union is one lobby Barack Obama refuses to challenge,” said Brian Burch, President of Fidelis.

Despite pleas from parents, Democrats intend to eliminate all funding for the Opportunity Scholarships that have helped so many families in the nation’s capital.

“Vouchers are Change. Rather than subjecting kids to rotting schools, vouchers have brought change to hundreds of families, who opted for private or parochial schools. If Barack Obama had fought for this program, it would be saved. But he refuses to help these low-income families. By supporting the teachers union, he sadly has become the Status Quo Candidate on education,” said Brian Burch, President of Fidelis.

Back in February, it looked like Barack Obama would be willing to buck the teachers union and offer real change in education.

But by June, the teachers lobby got to him. He told ABC News last week: “We don’t have enough slots for every child to go into a parochial school or a private school. And what you would see is a huge drain of resources out of the public schools.”


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