Mayor of DC: I have a few thousand names on a waiting list for vouchers already. Go into any one of my schools. Ask kids who want to go to college what they think of vouchers. They'll ask you where they can sign up.
President Bartlett: Could you ask Charlie to come in, please?
[Charlie arrives; sits]
President Bartlett: Tell us where you went to high school.
President Bartlett: A public school.
Charlie: Yes sir.
Mayor of DC: Where'd you want to go to school, Charlie?
Charlie: Gonzaga. A parochial school. Near Union Station.
Charlie: There's never been a shooting there, they don't even have metal detectors, almost everyone goes to college.
Mayor: Couldn't afford it?
Charlie: Couldn't come close to affording it.
President: You know what this meeting's about?
Charlie: Yes, sir. The mayor told me.
President: What do you think about trying an experimental voucher program for DC schools?
Charlie: I wish they would have had one when I was in school.
President: You planning on telling me that any time soon?
Charlie: Can't say that I was, sir.
President: Your Honor, I'm going to need your help putting out some fires within the Party on this one.
Mayor: You got it. Thank you, Mr. President.
Gonzaga Prep is a Jesuit high school.
Voices of School Choice
A Vote for Ignorance Chicago Tribune
Will Obama Stand Up for These Kids? Wall Street Journal
Voucher Subterfuge Washington Post
School Choice Has Media Mainstreamed CATO
President Bartlett signs on for vouchers
Senate votes down funding for DC vouchers