"With the help of Mayor Bowser, Chairman Chaffetz, and members of the D.C. city council, we have the momentum to keep this program alive. Let’s get this done for these kids.”
"My biggest takeaway is this: our friends and allies want American leadership. In the absence of that leadership, our partners will go looking for alternatives. We need a strong America leading with our allies to confront the threats not only in front of us, but over the long term as well."

CLAIM: “We still live in a country where too many bright, striving Americans are priced out of the education they need.  It’s not fair to them, and it’s not smart for our future.” (President Obama, State of the Union Address, January 20, 2015)

SOTU FACT: The president opposes true educational opportunity, and has passed up opportunities to work with Republicans on making college more affordable. 

Every day, as representative of Ohio’s Eighth District and as Speaker of the House, my focus is on building a stronger economy and preparing our kids and grandkids for the challenges and opportunities of the future. 

"When parents have a choice and great teachers have more flexibility, students have a better shot at an education that will help them succeed and pursue their dreams. The Student Success Act provides both."

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):

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