By Andrew Pillow
US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is expected to reveal the Trump administration’s plan for a federal investment in school choice. DeVos is scheduled to speak at an event hosted by the school choice advocacy group, The American Federation for Children.
Details have not yet been confirmed but she is expected to unveil a tax credit scholarship program. Such a program would allow individuals or corporations to receive tax credits in exchange for donations to certain organizations.
DeVos is also expected to emphasize that the main decisions are still up to the states and that the Trump administration is not “mandating school choice”.
Tommy Schultz, a spokesman for the American Federation for Children said in a statement that Trump has:
“a unique window of opportunity to facilitate a dramatic expansion of parental choice in America. More than 3.5 million children are currently benefiting from charters and private choice programs, while millions more are demanding access to these same options.”
Recently Rep. Todd Rokita of Indiana proposed a similar piece of legislation.
Read more here. (Politico)