Saturday, April 16, 2005

506 Applicants For 271 Slots 

That's how many kids applied for private school vouchers in Washington, D.C. and how many were available at the second year lottery for grades 6 through 12. 66 private schools are participating, up from 53 last year. About 45 of the schools have a religious affiliation.

The bottom line is that 800 low-income children from poor performing public schools have been given a life preserver in the form of a voucher. Its now time see what needs to be done to expand the program.

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