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Betsy DeVos Demands $5 Billion In Federal Tax Credits For Religious Schools

Mar 5, 2019

By Michael Stone

Destroying public education: Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is demanding $5 billion in taxpayer money go to fund private, religious schools.

The New York Times reports:

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday pitched a $5 billion federal tax credit that would fund scholarships to private schools and other educational programs…

And Common Dreams reports:

The billionaire heiress who bought her position as Donald Trump’s Education Secretary plans to spend $5 billion of your tax dollars on private, religious, and parochial schools.

DeVos called her proposal to give $5 billion in taxpayer money to private religious schools a “bold” proposal that gives “hundreds of thousands of students across the country the power to find the right fit for their education.”

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