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D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program Continues to Soar

July 10, 2013

School is out for the summer, but the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) continues to pass with flying colors. Read More

Boehner, Lieberman Announce Agreement With Obama Administration to Fully Implement D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program

June 18, 2012

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) today announced that an agreement had been reached with the Department of Education to ensure that the highly-successful D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) is fully implemented in accordance with the law signed last year to renew and expand the program. Read More

Washington Post Editorial Board Challenges Obama Administration to Stop Denying Opportunity Scholarships to Poor D.C. Kids

May 23, 2012

The Washington Post editorial board weighed in this morning on the Obama Administration’s ongoing efforts to block full implementation of the highly-successful D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) and deny new students access to the program. Read More

Obama Administration Still Denying Poor D.C. Kids the Chance at Good Education

May 22, 2012

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. Read More

Speaker Boehner & Senator Lieberman Press President Obama to Fully Implement D.C. School Choice Program

March 22, 2012

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. Read More

President's Budget Zeroes Out Funding for Successful DC Opportunity Scholarship Program

February 14, 2012

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 Read More

Speaker Boehner Celebrates National School Choice Week

January 26, 2012

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement today to mark National School Choice Week: Read More