Despite a study which indicates there is little difference in performance between public schools and private schools, national Republicans are forging ahead with an educational voucher plan.
If you remember the study had been delayed by administration officials for more than a year while they searched for a way to discredit its findings. When that didn't happen (and while another study was released that echoed those findings), it was released with no publicity whatsoever from the Department of Education. Obviously, the department was not going to want this information out to the public when a big push toward vouchers was on the horizon.
The Washington Post quotes Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings as saying she has not yet read the study. If that is true, and it would seem to be highly doubtful, she should be looking for another line of work.