Obama hurts black children to help Unions

The headline below fails to point out that Obama is effectively killing the voucher program that is helping to better educate DC’s poor black kids.

Now that his kids go to Sidwell Friends, maybe he’s working to keep out the “riff raff.” Perhaps this qualifies as “acting white,” like so many of the soccer moms who supported him. Regardless, this exposes Obama for what he always was, a tool of the greedy interests behind the “Government Education Complex.”

Obama Offers D.C. Voucher Program Extension for Existing Students

The voucher program was created in 2003 and is a Republican favorite, providing low-income students with a maximum $7,500 grant to attend a private or parochial school. All students come from households with incomes below 185 percent of the poverty line, and 8,000 students entered a lottery to participate. But liberal education groups, including the National Education Association, have argued that the experimental program is poorly administered and that voucher recipients have not performed measurably better in their new schools.

In a March 6, 2009 letter to Obama, the NEA president Dennis Van Roekel called the D.C. program “an ongoing threat to public education in the District of Columbia” and urged Obama to “use your voice to help eliminate this threat” by opposing “any efforts to extend this ineffective program.”

As usual, the union hack lies, as the program was/is very effective at “public education” by removing kids from ineffective “Union controlled schools.”