Perhaps some optimistic news on the education front is in order since Inkwell began the day touting a  column on the coming bursting of the higher ed bubble.

The good news is a bipartisan breakout on vouchers in Pennsylvania. Both the Democratic and Republican gubernatorial candidates have embraced vouchers for underprivileged kids. As an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal points out, these two candidates are simply recognizing a reality that many Washington insiders refuse to see:

The Obama Administration, which is phasing out a popular and successful school voucher program in Washington, D.C., at the insistence of teachers unions, refuses to acknowledge that vouchers can play a role in reforming K-12 education. But states and cities are the real engines of reform, and the Pennsylvania developments are another sign that the school choice movement is alive and well.