From the February 8 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor:
BILL O'REILLY (HOST): You would think that an uber-liberal like Franklin -- Franken, would approve of trying to help poor children, but he does not. Why?
Because by offering school vouchers and encouraging charter schools, which are run apart from the public school system, Miss DeVos is challenging the powerful teachers unions, and those unions and their associates have donated more than $150,000 to Al Franken's campaigns. How enlightening.
So, Franken, like many politicians, panders to those who give him money. It is beyond question that poor American children, often minorities, are not getting the same quality of education that middle class and wealthy children are getting.
So, why not try something new? Why not try school choice? Why not give poor parents subsidies to choose better schools for their kids? Why not? How long are we going to put up with discrimination against the poor? How long, Al?