Congress Hates "Big Oil" and the OPEC Cartel, But Likes "Big School" and the Public School Cartel
Democrats in Congress have finally found a federal program they want to eliminate. And wouldn't you know, it's one that actually works and helps thousands of poor children.
We're speaking of the four-year-old Washington, D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program that provides vouchers to about 2,000 low-income children so they can attend religious or other private schools. The budget for the experimental program is $18 million, or about what the U.S. Department of Education spends every hour and a half.
More than 80% of the recipients are black and most of the rest Hispanic. Their average income is about $23,000 a year. But the teachers unions have put out the word to Congress that they want all vouchers for private schools that compete with their monopoly system shut down.
~From today's WSJ editorial
MP: The House voted in May to let the Justice Department pursue antitrust cases against the OPEC oil cartel for anti-competitive behavior. What about a similar bill to allow Justice to investigate the public school cartel for its anti-competitive practices?