February 17, 2020

President Trump pushes choice, private scholarship tax credits

Official White House photo by Shealah Craighead

“For too long, countless American children have been trapped in failing government schools,” the president said in his recent State of the Union address. But educators say funds should be spent in public schools instead.

The Education Freedom Scholarships program, which U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has been pushing since last year, would give $5 billion in annual federal tax credits for businesses and individuals who voluntarily donate to organizations providing private school scholarships.

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