Behind the Headline: A Fight Over Private Schools, Federal Dollars and Home Rule

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A Fight Over Private Schools, Federal Dollars and Home Rule
Washington Post | 10/9/15

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Lost Opportunities
Education Next | Fall 2009

Eight members of the Washington, D.C. City Council have asked Congress to end the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship program, the only federally funded private school voucher program.

Earlier this week, John Boehner introduced a bill to reauthorize the D.C. voucher program for an additional five years. Lyndsey Layton of the Washington Post notes that Boehner, a product of Catholic schools, has been the program’s biggest cheerleader in Congress.

In “Lost Opportunities,” Patrick Wolf looks at the results of an evaluation of the impact of the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship program and at the political battles over the program’s survival.

– Education Next

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