As this video makes clear, the dulcet tones of President Obama’s education policy may have been music to the ears of liberals and some conservatives alike, but the D.C. voucher issue has proven that the President’s grand declaration about how Education Secretary Arne Duncan should make decisions is merely vapid rhetoric.

Heritage has covered this issue well. Read a history of the successful program by Heritage Scholar Dan Lips here, a fact sheet here, and several blog posts here.

We recently wrote on the Foundry:

The Department of Education knows [the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program] works. Parents know the program works. Children certainly know the program works.
Why won’t the President and Congress let it work?