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Obama chooses teachers unions over poor children.

September 29, 2010

The concept of a lottery system to get a better education for my child is something only DC could come up with.  If you win the lottery, winner winner chicken dinner, your child gets to leave the often violent and crime ridden DC public school system and go to a private school with help from a $7500 scholarship.  At $28,160 per student(from blogger Carpe Diem), you would think DC could do better(maybe let private schools run the whole show) but apparently they can’t, so a lottery is needed to extend the narrative that only “a lucky few” can get ahead in America.

So how come the President of Hope decided 216 of the lucky children should lose their chance at a better education?  Well, as is typical of hard questions surrounding Obama, no one is asking and he ain’t telling.

The Heritage Foundation says it best, “In the fall of 2008, 216 new low-income students were notified by the Department of Education that they had been selected to receive scholarships. These kids had their winning lottery tickets in hand. Then President Barack Obama was elected with the help of the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers. At the behest of Obama’s union allies, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan sent letters to the 216 families informing them that he was taking back the $7500 in scholarship money that D.C. Opportunity Scholarship program had previously awarded them.”

Read the full post here.

I guess Hope is only a good campaign slogan if it doesn’t impact your special interest union buddies.

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