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Make the DC Promise Act Fair

325 Signatures Goal: 2,000

WE DID IT!!

Thank you for all for signing the petition! Late October Chairman David Catania proposed legislation to offer college scholarships to DC high school graduates -- but it was only open to students that attend school students. They have now re-released the bill to allow private school students and home school students!

Dec 11th at 3:30pm the Education Committee holds a mark up, and we anticipate a vote in January. There is a long road ahead ---the bill still has to bepassed, andfundedandimplemented-- But this step is a HUGE victory for the private school and home school community. Thank you for your engagement!


Tell the DC City Council thatALLDC Taxpayers Deserve DC’s Promise Scholarship for their Children

We, the undersigned DC taxpayers and citizens, believe that it is unfair to punish parents who choose a private school or homeschool for their children.

The DC Promise Establishment Act, proposed by DC Education Committee Chairman David Catania in October 2013, offers up to $100,000 for DCPS and DC public charter school graduates to attend college.

This excludes several thousand children who are homeschooled or who attend private, independent, and faith-based schools. Low-income children and children with disabilities who attend private schools are hit particularly hard.

Parents make tough decisions to select a school that best fits their child's academic, social, and emotional needs. No tax-paying citizen should be punished for making a choice on behalf of their child.

We, the undersigned respectfully request that the DC City Council amend the DC Promise Establishment Act to allowALLDC students to apply.

The DC City Council will had a hearing on this bill on November 13th -- please sign this petition asking for fair treatment for ALL DC students so that we can present the signatures for the record.


Read the DC Promise Establishment Act here:

http://www.davidcatania.com/dcpromise

Sponsor

DC Council for American Private Education Independent Education DC Home Educators Association Association of Christian Schools International

Links


www.dccape.org

  • Octavia Obama
    Octavia Obama United States, Laurel
    Apr 10, 2014
    Apr 10, 2014
    Madam Govenor Octavia Obama suuports this. Pass The Anti-Homosexuality Act 2014 in DC. My promised State.

    Thanks,
    Dalady

  • Nicholas Pospula
    Nicholas Pospula United States, Virginia Beach
    Nov 22, 2013
    Nov 22, 2013
    Just because a student goes to a
  • June Wilson
    June Wilson United States, Washington
    Nov 20, 2013
    Nov 20, 2013
    This scholarship would be a great door opening for my son. We are so concerned about how he will be able to pay for college.
  • lee-estelle henyo
    lee-estelle henyo United States, Laurel
    Nov 20, 2013
    Nov 20, 2013
    i would like that private religious school be able to receive money for the scholarship
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    Octavia Obama United States
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    Sheree Rymenams United States
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