The Senate has passed a school voucher plan for District of Columbia students.
The $13 million plan would award private-school vouchers to at least 1,700 poor students in the district, home to a chronically struggling system of 65,000 students. Students must gain admission to a private school and cover tuition or other costs exceeding their vouchers.
Critics want to give the money to the public schools. Actually, the plan does that too, giving D.C. “an extra $1 million for administrative costs, $13 million for its charter schools and $13 million for its other public schools.”