Monday, October 10, 2005

Hurricane relief bill on the shelf for now

The hold up? At least partly, the Bush Administration's insistence on including the largest voucher program ever -- by far -- is to blame.

See today's NSBA Board Buzz for details.

Bush has precious little political capital to use. Is this really how he wants to use it? There are so many other ways to help out evacuated students that the argument that this is for the kids is ridiculous at best. To this point, there has been no sign from Sen. Enzi (R-WY) , Chairman of the Senate Education Committee, that he will give in on the issue of vouchers.

We'll find out who blinks when Congress comes back in next week. Don't blink, Senator. Don't blink.

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