“The reality in Washington, D.C. is that we continue to fail the majority of kids who are put in our care every day.”
D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee
"Two Years of Hard Lessons for D.C. Schools Change Agent,"
Washington Post, June 14, 2009
The Archdiocese of Washington supports efforts to strengthen education for all children across the District of Columbia and endorses the three-sector initiative that includes funding for public schools, charter schools and non public schools. But, as Chancellor Rhee points out, D.C.'s public schools are failing its students. The futures of our city's children cannot wait.
Over 1,700 low-income children in the District of Columbia depend on the DC Opportunity Scholarships, including over 800 children at our city’s Catholic schools. Learn more about how you can give the children of DC hope through education.
NEW : Watch for action on “Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act of 2009” or “SOAR Act,” which was introduced in the U.S. Senate in August 2009.
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Lead researcher of the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program documents program's success in new article.
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