11/23/2009

The D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program in Washington, D.C., provides $7,500 vouchers for low-income students to attend private schools and should be saved by Congress, writes the editorial board of The Washington Post. A proposal by the Obama administration would close the voucher program to new students, though schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee prefers revisions to allow students to take slots vacated by those who've left the program. The writers argue that officials should work to keep the program, which has been shown to improve student achievement in reading.

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