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Topic - Robert Enlow
For many liberals, "choice" begins and ends with abortion. This inconsistency is where advocates of education reform should challenge the defenders of the status quo, which nearly everyone agrees has failed miserably.
Each day, students in 21 states will see more librarians, bus drivers, coaches and cafeteria workers than teachers, according to a new study that examined school hiring patterns over the past two decades.
The Obama administration reversed course Monday and agreed to fully implement a controversial school voucher program that provides federal tuition assistance to a limited number of D.C. youths despite historically mixed opinion of the program among city leaders and the White House's own efforts to eliminate it.
A growing number of states are not waiting for the federal government's lead in overhauling education. This year alone, 36 states have either passed or are considering comprehensive legislation on school vouchers, tax credits and other reform measures.
Indiana's Republican leadership is pushing ahead with a proposal that would be the nation's broadest use of school vouchers, allowing middle-class families to use taxpayer money to send their children to private schools.
Although each of the five states with new school-choice programs have Republican governors, Mr. Enlow says the Louisiana law enacted by the legislature passed with the assistance of "a ton of Democrats."
Mr. Enlow says he doesn't "begrudge famous people" like Mr. Damon choosing private schools, but he thinks it's "immoral and abhorrent that everyone doesn't have that same choice."