Vouchers are a major topic of discussion for public schools. More and more taxpayers want their money spent on good schools and not failing ones. These taxpayers are willing to let parents determine where children attend school instead of geography.
Over the years, the Promise scholarships have worked that way. State taxpayers pick up the tuition in state for students who graduate from high school with a B average or better, provided they score above average on the college entrance exams, and keep up their grades in college.
Without having to worry about tuition, students have a better chance of going to the school they really want to go to instead of the one they can afford.
The big winner is West Virginia University, which was the school of choice among 44 percent of Promise scholars, according to the latest data.
Vouchers work in college, why not try them throughout education?
James Grissom spent 10 years in prison in California for raping Sara Ylen, a woman he had never even met. While her story had changed over time, Grissom previously served time for molesting a 6-year-old girl.
Years later, though, police discovered Ylen got his name off a registry of sex offenders to falsely accuse him of the fake rape.
Over the years, Ylen made up other stories, such as having cancer. Donations poured in.
But finally, her years of lying caught up with her. A jury in Port Huron, Mich., this month spent only 30 minutes to convict her of falsely accusing two men of rape in two separate cases.
The judge set sentencing for Jan. 17.
She should serve a term no shorter than the 10 years behind bars that she made Grissom spend.
The baseball Hall of Fame will induct three managers this summer: Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox. All have excellent won-loss records and each has at least one World Series ring.
There's just one problem. Each cheated. Oh, not directly, but they looked the other way while a few of their players broke the law and used steroids to improve their game.