DEBATE: Rhee Position On Vouchers Not Entirely Clear
Last night's debate ended with some generally uninformative discussion of education issues, until Senator McCain started claiming that DC chancellor Michelle Rhee supported vouchers.
Obama, who had first mentioned the DC success story, corrected McCain, saying she supported charters not vouchers. But McCain persisted. (Transcript here, see video too at the 1:24 mark.)
What's the scoop? Well, it turns out McCain wasn't as wrong on the subject as you might have thought:
"While Chancellor Rhee hasn’t taken a formal position on vouchers, she disagrees with the notion that vouchers are the remedy for repairing the city’s school system."
Rhee “Hasn’t Taken a Formal Position on Vouchers” City Paper (DC)
Make of that what you will.