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In a new video, Speaker Boehner – a longtime school choice advocate – says he’s “all in” for National School Choice Week and talks about how “parents are best equipped to know their children’s needs.”
More than a year after President Obama signed into law legislation renewing and expanding the highly-successful D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP), his administration continues to block full implementation of the law and deny new students access to the program.
An editorial this morning in the Washington Post takes aim at the Obama administration for attempting to zero out funding for the highly-successful D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP):
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) sent a letter to President Obama today pressing him and the administration to expedite implementation of the highly-successful D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP). The president inexplicably chose to zero out funding for the program in his budget proposal, contradicting legislation he signed into law last year renewing and expanding the program.
In his State of the Union address, President Obama talked about the importance of students staying in school and graduating, which is certainly critical to making our economy more competitive. His new budget, however, zeroes out funding for the successful DC Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP), which is currently helping more than 1,600 underprivileged students gain access to a quality education. The Obama administration has tried in the past to terminate the program, only to be thwarted time and again by a bipartisan, grassroots