Congressional Committee Debates Expiring D.C. Voucher Program

Congressional Committee Debates Expiring D.C. Voucher Program

Written by Don Byrd A school voucher program (called “opportunity scholarships) in the District of Columbia is scheduled to expire later this year, and several lawmakers in Congress are determined to reauthorize its funding, despite concerns regarding...
Report: Most DC Voucher Schools Have Religious Affiliation

Report: Most DC Voucher Schools Have Religious Affiliation

Written by Don Byrd The U.S. Department of Education┬áreleased a report last week (pdf) evaluating the current state of the D.C. school voucher program (called “Opportunity Scholarships”). Their findings indicate what many church-state advocates warn about...
Budget Deal Includes D.C. Voucher Program Money

Budget Deal Includes D.C. Voucher Program Money

Written by Don Byrd The budget deal reached last night between Speaker of the House John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid narrowly averted a shutdown of the government, but included several riders that are just coming to light. Unfortunately, one is an...