Thursday, May 20, 2010

ADL gets behind (school) vouchers

A lot of people support food and housing vouchers.

Cal Thomas-- at on the Philly branch of a liberal organization (rather than merely many liberal individuals) getting behind more choice and competition in K-12 education...

Few organizations are as consistently liberal as the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), especially when it comes to matters of church and state....Which makes it remarkable that the executive committee of ADL's Philadelphia chapter has voted overwhelmingly in favor of a resolution endorsing vouchers that would allow children in underperforming schools in poor neighborhoods to escape to schools that would give them a safer environment in which to learn and, thus, a better education....the ADL's 30 regional offices are considering whether to adopt the Philadelphia resolution. The ADL's national board has scheduled a vote for June 14.

Reading the Philadelphia resolution recalls the arguments made for years by voucher advocates. It says a good education is a civil right protected by the Fourteenth Amendment guaranteeing equal treatment under the law....

In 2002, the Supreme Court ruled a Cleveland voucher program constitutional. What's keeping vouchers from spreading across the nation? -- Politicians who have agendas other than a child's welfare. Liberty began in Philadelphia. Maybe it has begun anew.


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home