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Senate Proceeding on Mar 9th, 2009 :: 1:02:15 to 1:05:14
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Joseph Lieberman

1:02:15 to 1:02:36( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: omnibus appropriations bill. it is an un say gratuitous attempt to undercut this d.c. opportunity scholarship program before the evaluations of the benefits of the program for the students

Joseph Lieberman

1:02:15 to 1:05:14( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Joseph Lieberman

Joseph Lieberman

1:02:37 to 1:02:57( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: involved are in and in total contradiction of the enormous amount of money that we appropriate every year without authorization for a host of different programs. that's the summary of why i support this amendment. i just come back to say that the

Joseph Lieberman

1:02:58 to 1:03:18( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: d.c. opportunity scholarship progra an agreement, a kind of grand bargain that occurs here occasionally. a lot of people were opposed to these so-called vouchers, but an agreement was made that -- a kind of tripartite agreement which said we would give, at that point, as i recall, an

Joseph Lieberman

1:03:19 to 1:03:40( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: equal or slightly or greater amount of money to school budget for the district of columbia, to the charter school budget for the district of columbia, and to the d.c. opportunity scholarship program, which allows in the district to basically get a scholarship to go to a private or a religious, faith-based

Joseph Lieberman

1:03:41 to 1:04:02( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: school. and i think i there -- there was the -- the he essence of what this is all about. education is not about protecting a particular system for the sake of the system. it's about how we best h educate our children. and i don't think anyone can say that all of our public schools

Joseph Lieberman

1:04:03 to 1:04:23( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: are doing the job that is so fundamental to our society of educating every one of america's children so that every one of them has an equal opportunity to -- to rise as far as their talents and hard work will take them. because some of them are just not getting a quality education in the public schools that

Joseph Lieberman

1:04:24 to 1:04:48( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: they're in. of course as a goal, a societal goal, our goal should be to make sure that every public school in america is prepared to give every child that equal opportunity to a f world-class education. but that's not the reality now.

Joseph Lieberman

1:04:49 to 1:05:09( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: and suffering most of all are the poor children, often children of minorities, either african-american or hispanic. and so asne dilemma while we're working on so much else, there's been an country -- ohio, i believe wisconsin -- and here through congressional action in the

Joseph Lieberman

1:05:10 to 1:05:14( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: district of columbia, create a lifeline for some of the children whose parents want them

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