Saturday, March 17, 2007

What's He Thinking?

The governor of Ohio has removed that state's EdChoice voucher program from his budget, saying that he believes the voucher program is "inherently undemocratic" because it uses public money, but taxpayers can't see how that money is being used, since not all the schools are under the direct control of publicly chosen Boards of Ed.

The EdChoice programs gave over 2800 students in poorly performing public schools the opportunity to attend private schools instead. Now that they've lost that opportunity, I can't help but think about how much harder it will be for these kids to go back to the schools they escaped. How demoralizing would that be to a young person?

Something said about Illinois' governor (by his opponent) in the recent gubernatorial election applies to Ohio's governor, too: "What's He Thinking?"

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