Trump and DeVos Push ALEC Privatization Scheme as Studies Document Voucher Failures

Tuesday, March 07, 2017, by Dustin Beilke, PR Watch | originally posted by Truthout

Never one to be persuaded by scientific evidence, President Donald Trump is in Florida Friday pushing one of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)’s school privatization schemes even as a fresh batch of evidence emerges showing that private and religious school vouchers harm the students who use them along with the public schools robbed of taxpayer funds in too many states.

Trump Borrows from the ALEC Corporate Bill Mill

Politico reports that the Trump administration is considering a plan to install a $20 billion federal tax credit scholarship program that would have the federal government reimburse wealthy individuals and corporations dollar-for-dollar for money they “donate” to students to attend participating private schools instead of public schools.

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