Betsy DeVos Proposes $5 Billion in Scholarships for Education Freedom

DeVos has proposed the 2021 budget include $5 billion for scholarships for low-income students to attend a private school.


Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has proposed the 2021 budget include $5 billion for scholarships for low-income students to attend a private school.

The $5 billion – provided through tax credits – would fund Education Freedom Scholarships, which provide tax incentives for people to donate money to state-based grants for students.

“There’s too many kids that are assigned to schools that are not a good fit for them,” DeVos told Brian Kilmeade. “They don’t have the resources, the economic means to move, to pay tuition. The whole notion of promoting economic freedom is to ensure that all families have the same kind of opportunities that I had for my kids and you had for yours.”

On Twitter, DeVos said, “This Administration’s FY21 budget is a transformative one that puts students first, dramatically reduces the Federal role in education & returns control over education decisions to whom it belongs—State leaders, educators, teachers, and parents.”

DeVos welcomed author Virginia Ford Walden to the Department of Education to speak on the importance of scholarship programs that give parents and students a choice in which school they attend.

In 1993, the U.S. government conducted a literacy study that found, “nearly half of Americans read and write so poorly that it is difficult for them to hold a decent job.” Many have reported the beginning of the literacy crisis in America stems from far left influence in public education. In addition, more than 25% of kids in California public schools now identify as “gender non-conforming.”

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