Friday, April 15, 2016 | WJLA (ABC News, DC) | MIKE CARTER-CONNEEN
WASHINGTON (ABC7) — D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is pushing for statehood. She announced Friday morning, she will submit legislation this summer to get statehood on D.C.'s November ballot.
Friday, February 12, 2016 | Citizen-Times | Kimberly Perry
The justification offered by Rep. Mark Meadows in your February 7 story for introducing a private-school voucher bill for the District of Columbia is unfounded. “We’re not talking about Indiana or Nebraska,” Meadows said. “We’re talking about D.C., which is not a state, which obviously is supported in some fashion by the federal taxpayer dollars.” Indeed, DC is supported by federal taxpayer dollars, but that support is not unique. Every state is supported by federal taxpayer dollars, including North Carolina.
Monday, February 8, 2016 | Slate.com | Laura Moser
Once again, education barely came up in the GOP debate Saturday night, save when New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie bragged about his battles with teachers unions and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz blasted President Obama for “abusing executive power using Race to the Top funds in the Department of Education to force [the Common Core standards] in the states.” (Race to the Top ended last year, but who’s counting?)
Monday, February 8, 2016 | FOX Channel 5 (DC) | Ronica Cleary
WASHINGTON - Currently in Washington D.C., school choice is available in two forms. Students of any economic background can choose to attend a public charter school or there is the DC Opportunity Scholarship program, a federally funded school choice program for low-income students to attend private schools. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has introduced the Educational Freedom Account Act, a new school choice program for families in the District. The program is different because it would be funded by local tax dollars and would be available to every public or charter school student.
Saturday, February 6, 2016 | Citizen-Times | Mark Barrett
Eleventh District U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows has filed a bill to allow parents to get most of Washington, D.C., schools' revenue in the form of vouchers to be spent at any school they want. But the district's representative in the House, Democratic U.S. Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, says it "violates (Meadows') own tea party principles" favoring local control over local issues and promises to fight its passage.
Friday, February 5, 2016 | Washington Post (DC) | Perry Stein
Legislation introduced in both chambers of Congress would force Washington, D.C. to use local taxpayer money to fund a school voucher program that many city officials have long said they oppose.
Thursday, February 4, 2016 | DC Vote - Press Release
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Thursday, January 28, 2016 | DC Vote - Press Release
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