McNerney Votes to CRUSH the Dreams of Low Income DC Students to Receive Quality Education Schools & Kids, posted by McNerneyCares???, a resident of the Amador Estates neighborhood, on Apr 4, 2011 at 6:37 am
Our "esteemed" BigGovernment Representative McNerney votes to crush the dreams of low income DC students who were thriving in a quality DC school. Just look at the differences between the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program compared with DC Public Schools.
He voted AGAINST the Scholarship Opportunity and Responsibility Act (HR 471). A vote against this Act is a vote AGAINST KIDS and in favor of unions...plain and simple.
The DC Opportunity Scholarship Program (DCOSP), reported that 91% of DCOSP students graduate, compared to 70% of students with similar characteristics, and compared to about 55% of all DC public school students.
The Republican Sponsored Scholarship Opportunity and Results Act (SOAR -- H.R. 471) will allow the capital district a savings of $15 million. The program provides vouchers of $7,500 to low income, primarily minority students, to attend a private school, but takes no money away from public schools or charter schools.
Posted by truth seeker, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Apr 4, 2011 at 7:51 am
Well, so much for truth in broadcasting.... Or, retitled: Junk mail in, junk mail out.
Fact of the matter is as follows. H.R. 471 was opposed by an overwhelming majority of Democrats because the principal recipients of federal voucher funds under the pilot program were private religious schools that brought specific religious content into the curriculum. Private religious schools have a clear and undisputed right to include religious
content in their school curriculum – when those schools are privately funded. Once taxpayer dollars enter the equation, it is impossible for the government to avoid funding religious activity or favoring one religious program over another or over non-religious programming.
Additionally, five govt-sponsored studies revealed that the private religious schools in the pilot program did no better than public schools.
Thanks to Rep. McNerney for casting a wise vote. We do not need the federal govt. funding religious private schools.
Posted by McNerneyCares???, a resident of the Amador Estates neighborhood, on Apr 4, 2011 at 8:07 am
When will you Godless libs get it? do you want Sharia law enacted in our communities and our schools? You guys think you're so smart, but you can't even see through Obama's fake birth certificate and recognize that he wants our schools to be like the madrases he went to in Kenya.
Posted by McNerneyCares???, a resident of the Amador Estates neighborhood, on Apr 4, 2011 at 9:03 am
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the DC educational program above, here is a short but revealing video about it.
At the end of the video, parents and students ask Obama and the Democrats who are against this program ... WHY? WHY? WHY?
(They should learn that the democrats place a much higher priority on providing payback to UNIONS...who will in turn vote to keep them in office...than on providing opportunity for kids thru quality education).