Congress, President End Milestone School Choice Initiative

March 24, 2010

A federal program that gives low-income, mostly minority children a chance to attend private schools has been effectively killed by Congress.  The wildly popular and successful DC Opportunity Scholarship Program gives kids trapped in some of the nation’s worst schools the opportunity to receive a good education in a safe environment.  However, the congressional leadership opposes the program and the president has declined to offer his support.  An editorial from the Washington Post takes an unsparing look at the politics behind the issue.