In support of vouchers
President Bush and Washington, D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams are pushing for the use of school vouchers in the nation's capital. Bush called it the "beginning of an experiment" that will show if "private school choice" can succeed. Photo courtesy of the White House
WASHINGTON (BP)--The latest battleground for education choice is the country's capital.
Washington, D.C., Mayor Anthony Williams is pushing school vouchers, with President Bush and members of Congress as his fellow advocates. His effort is drawing plenty of critics, however.
"The reason I support vouchers is because I think things are improving in the school system, but we can't wait," Williams said July 8 in receiving this year's Urban Innovator Award from the Manhattan Institute's Center for Civic Innovation, CNS News reported. "Thousands of children can't wait until we do everything we need to do to improve the school system.