Betsy DeVos, Ted Cruz, Introduce $5 billion School Choice Program

Betsy DeVos, Ted Cruz, Introduce $5 billion School Choice Program
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Amid a barrage of attacks on school choice by the nation's teachers unions, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Republican lawmakers are proposing a nationwide school choice tax credit to open up more educational options for American families.

DeVos announced the proposal to create $5 billion a year in federal tax credits for donations made to programs offering scholarships to students for private school, apprenticeships and other school choice alternatives to public education, the Associated Press reports.

The “historic investment in America's students is dubbed the “Education Freedom Scholarships and Opportunity Act.”

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