Despite all of these problems, Chavous claims that D.C.ís voucher plan is the most successful in the country. His comment speaks volumes about the worth of voucher plans, although not in the manner he intended.
D.C.ís voucher plan, like others around the country, has become a vehicle to subsidize religious education at the expense of the public schools. It forces people to subsidize religion and threatens public education. Rather than expand the program, itís time to shut it down.
ó The Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.