Editorial Cartoon by Yogi Love
Is it really all that surprising that liberals are opposed to voucher programs? Let's think this through: Aside from the MSM, what is the biggest supplement of liberalism?
"The reckless dismantling of the D.C. voucher program does not speak well of the promise by Obama to be the Education President."-- Juan Williams
That's right... student indoctrination.
While the Left has a powerful system of regulated indoctrination in place within the public school system, the same cannot be said for private schools. Therefore, democrats will do whatever necessary to take students out of private institutions and put them into public schools - where FDR policies, "climate change" alarmism, "everyone's a winner" mentalities and forced dilution of moral values are the status quo.
Of course the success of the Washington D.C. vouchers poses a threat to democratic arguments which suggest competition is not the key to solving our education woes. Liberals don't want competition-based initiatives like the voucher program to succeed (or even exist) because such programs rob democrats of the ability to take money from people who don't vote for them to purchase the continued favor of those who do.
God forbid our supposedly "capitalist society" apply a capitalist solution to our underperforming educational system.