With U.S. House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) announcement that he will be retiring from Congress this month, various media outlets are in the process of examining his legacy. While Boehner had an impact on many aspects of U.S.
U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said recently that he plans to advocate for a new federal school voucher program.
At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Cantor said he wants to “create some type of competitive mechanisms” for education, but did not offer any specifics for his plan.
When Congress created the nation’s only federally funded school voucher program, advocates said the plan would improve the education of some of the poorest urban youths.
Eight years later, it seems clear that things haven’t gone as planned.