Our "esteemed" BigUnion 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.
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).
Here is the short video >>> Web Link
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.
Here (below) is an article by the WashPost..."White House Ignores Evidence of How DC School Vouchers Work"
Not yet convinced?
Here is more on this topic...entitled "An Opportunity to Throw Kids A Lifeline"
Article >>> Web Link
You think McNerney cares about children's quality education? Think again.
McNerney Votes to CRUSH the Dreams of Low Income DC Students to Receive Quality Education
Original post made by McNerneyCares???, Alamo, on Apr 4, 2011