Speaker John Boehner’s guests for the State of the Union speech tonight — he gets a box — will be students, parents and teachers, reports National Review Online. Three of the four children will be students who are using “opportunity scholarships” to attend Catholic schools. Another guest will be Virginia Walden Ford, who runs D.C. Parents for School Choice. This is National School Choice Week.
Boehner and Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Connecticut, will introduce legislation tomorrow morning to reauthorize the District’s scholarship program, which was killed by the president and congressional Democrats.
A strong supporter of Catholic schools, Boehner invited teachers associated with the Consortium of Catholic Schools and Catholic-school parents.