Hit & Run

Unchosen School Choices

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Looks as though D.C.'s voucher program is off to a rocky start: Despite infamously rotten public schools, there weren't enough applicants to fill all the slots, almost certainly the result of lax efforts to publicize the program. Some critics are apparently fuming that some of the voucher recipients are already attending private schools, but the complaint seems pretty bizarre: The income cutoff for the program is around $36,000 annually for a family of four, so it's not like the money's going to scions of the D.C. elite at Sidwell Friends or some such thing, but rather those parents who were willing to make a significant financial sacrifice to get their children into better schools.