Figures. What a corrupt piece of trash this communist is. SOURCE Here's the story: There's a voucher system in Washington DC. About 1,700 DC students are participating. These students are excelling. Their reading and math scores are way above those of students trapped in the abysmal DC government schools. The students and parents just love the voucher system. The teacher's unions absolutely HATE it. Now usually teacher's unions attack voucher programs on the basis that the programs take money away from government schools. They can't use this argument here because the DC voucher system is funded by the federal government. The actual result is that the DC schools have even more money per student after the voucher students bail. Who came to the rescue? None other than Illinois Senator Dick Durbin. Remember that $1.1 trillion dollar spending program passed over the weekend? Durban had a very quiet little amendment hiding in that bill. The amendment killed all funding for the DC voucher program. Durbin's Christmas gift for teacher's unions.