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Majority Leader Considers School Voucher Push

U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said recently that he plans to advocate for a new federal school voucher program.

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Cantor said he wants to “create some type of competitive mechanisms” for education, but did not offer any specifics for his plan.

According to The New York Times, Cantor characterized the proposal as a way to help gifted children of struggling single mothers living in poverty get away from under-performing schools. Read more

School For Scandal: D.C. Voucher Program Plows Taxpayer Money Into Unaccredited Institutions, Newspaper Reports

When Congress created the nation’s only federally funded school voucher program, advocates said the plan would improve the education of some of the poorest urban youths.

Eight years later, it seems clear that things haven’t gone as planned. Read more