I sat with some of these kids and their families a few weeks ago at the DC School Choice Community Dinner. Sakeithia was especially nice, despite being upset that the evening’s program was dragging along and she wanted to be home watching Jeopardy! (“I’m an avid Jeopardy fan, and you’re not!” she urgently whispered to her mother.)
Both republicans and democrats, including DC Mayor Adrian Fenty, support the program these kids are discussing. Wherever you live, feel free to encourage your Congressman to reauthorize the Opportunity Scholarship Program, since U.S. Congress has jurisdiction over D.C.