The Campaign Spot

Show Us You Mean It, Mr. President

Pres. Barack Obama, before the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce right now: “Secretary [of Education Arne] Duncan will apply only one test when evaluating education programs — not whether it is liberal or conservative, but whether it works.”

Does this mean his administration will go to the mat against Democrats who want to kill a voucher program in the District of Columbia, and effectively expel classmates of the president’s daughters at Sidwell Friends? Vague expressions of support are a good start, but a veto threat would carry a lot more weight.

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