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Let's Put Kids First with Virginia Walden Ford & National School Choice Week

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Brother Craig The Hatchetman gets the full report from guest, Virginia Walden Ford, Executive Director of D.C. Parents for School Choice and a leading advocate of the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP). Established in 2004, OSP is an innovative federal education initiative that was championed by local D.C. leaders. It has provided scholarships to help thousands of very low-income children attend private schools for a better education. In spite of the program's success, it is currently under attack, and in March of 2009, Education Secretary Arne Duncan revoked scholarships from 216 children who were enrolled for the 2010 – 2011 school year. The current Administration has also barred new children from enrollment and slashed OSP’s funding. Tune in for this special episode in support of National School Choice Week (officially January 23 -29), and get “The REALLY, Real, Deal” with Ms. Walden Ford as she discusses her story and coalition project, “Put Kids First”, her on-going crusade for saving the OSP, and the right for children, regardless of their background, to receive a good education in America. To learn more about the program and how you can lend your support for school choice, please visit the link, www.saveschoolchoice.com in the right column on this page.

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