Really now? Who was it that fought against the school voucher system and even took it to court? It wasn't the Republicans. Still don't know? I'll give you a hint: they have a lot of friends in the teachers unions.Strange how not too long ago, the Republicans were trying to loosen up the child labor laws. I'm sure it has nothing to do with the voucher system making it so poor kids can't afford an education. I'm sure that the right wasn't trying to force America into a 3rd world nation by making uneducated children work for next to nothing in their factories. Next they'll be telling us that the private owned prisons are actually low paying factories, making millions in profits off of prison labor, while trying to fill the prisons with every poor American that blinks funny.
It would be funnier if it wasn't true.
What's wrong with children getting a job and earning some extra money? We did it when I was a kid. We had paper routes and work-study programs where children could work at the schools and various other places to earn a paycheck. Nothing wrong with that. Of course, we didn't have liberals back then. Liberals don't want to see poor kids learn how to make money, they want to see poor kids learn how to rob and steal and eventually end up in prison or getting gunned down by the police. That's the liberal solution.
Obama budget would end DC school vouchers
February 14, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama's budget proposal includes no new funding for a private school voucher program for District of Columbia students.
The nation's capital is the only jurisdiction where federal tax dollars are used to subsidize private-school tuition. Needy students can receive up to $12,000 a year to attend private schools of their choice.
At the Obama administration's urging, Congress agreed in 2009 to phase out the program. But it was revived last year as part of a budget deal with House Republicans.
House Speaker John Boehner says in a statement that the voucher program "has an excellent track record of success." He says he'll stand alongside advocates who speak out about the need to reinstate it.
Students already participating in the program would be allowed to continue under the proposal.