Thursday, November 03, 2005

Vouchers not even for hurricane victims 

Remember a few weeks ago when we thought the Congress might make direct payments to parents whose children were displaced by Hurricane Katrina? Unfortunately, the education politburo appears to have worked their ol black magic and so reimbursement accounts were left out of the Education committee request. Three Republicans voted against this in committee because it looked too much like a federal voucher program: Reps. Judy Biggert of Illinois, Todd Platts of Pennsylvania and John (Randy) Kuhl of New York. (A fourth GOP member voted against it because he thought Louisiana should pick up the tab.) Let's hope the Republican leadership remembers how school choice is part of the force for good.

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