WASHINGTON—The House of Representatives is working on finalizing its spending legislation for the year, to the tune of $410 billion, and one local school voucher program could be on the chopping block.
Under the appropriations legislation, Washington, D.C.’s school voucher program will come to an end after the 2009-10 school year, unless both Congress and the Council of the District of Columbia reauthorize it. Democrats, the district’s council, and the local teachers union are not enthusiastic supporters of the voucher program, which Republicans pushed in 2004 with the support of then-D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams. House Republicans are crying foul, saying Democrats are trying to sink the program by adding these contingencies.
Do you think the liberals are too close to the teachers union to make a decision that is best for school kids?
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