March 21, 2019

DeVos proposed $5 billion school choice pitch has even some conservatives bristling

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced a $5 billion school choice proposal recently, pitching a national tax credit scholarship program that would allow parents to send their children to the public – or private – K-12 school of their choice.

But the proposal faces a steep uphill battle in Congress, where Democrats now control the House of Representatives and even the more moderate Republicans in the Senate, including Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, have been wary of school choice policies that originate at the federal level.

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