There has been a lot of commentary about the sea-change that appears to be occurring in the political landscape right now, with a lot of attention on the election of Senator Scott Brown in MA.  But the two other big elections were for Governor in Virginia and New Jersey, going to Republicans Bob McDonnell and Chris Christie respectively.

This is likely to be good news for Catholic schools and low-income children seeking educational options in Virginia and New Jersey.  Both Governors are strong school choice supporters, which increases options for low-income families to choose the school that they think is best for their kids.  This allows many who would choose a Catholic school if cost wasn’t prohibitive to enroll their children in a private or a faith-based school.

Despite the misleading messages of teachers unions, this also actually saves States and tax-payers money, because the per-child expenditure in a choice program is consistently much lower than average public school per-child expenditures.  In other words, each kid in the program saves tax-payers money, while providing them with access to higher quality education.

Good for low-income kids, good for States and tax-payers, good for Catholic schools…

Here is another article covering the implications of the election of the new Governors…

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