By proposing what amounts to a publicly-funded national voucher program in his State of the Union speech last night, President Bush is adding insult to the injury he has done to public schools over the last seven years. Programs such as the $300 million initiative Bush proposed further weaken already-struggling urban public schools by diverting tax dollars to religious and other private schools.
An ad campaign to mark the 35th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade will launch next week in Maine. The ad will hold Senator Susan Collins accountable for her votes to confirm far-right Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito and Chief Justice John Roberts to the high Court.
The ads, which will run on radio stations throughout Maine, highlight Senator Collins’s support of Bush’s anti-choice nominees to the Court, and feature Oscar-nominated actress Kathleen Turner.
This week has seen mounting recognition from different corners of the country that voucher systems fail to serve the interests of the nation’s children.