The Washington Post has a pretty good editorial criticizing the Obama administration for its attempt to block a school voucher program that would allow children to escape failing public schools in Louisiana. The Post calls the Obama administration's move "appalling":
Unfortunately, though, it is not a surprise from an administration that, despite its generally progressive views on school reform, has proven to be hostile — as witnessed by its petty machinations against D.C.'s voucher program — to the school choice afforded by private-school vouchers. ...Louisiana parents are clamoring for the choice afforded by this program; the state is insisting on accountability; poor students are benefiting. The federal government should get out of the way.