Lawmakers Tell DOE That COVID-19 Guidance Is ‘Robbing Public Schools’
[Source: Politics K-12 Blog via Education Week]
Top Democrats for education in Congress told U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos that her guidance about federal coronavirus relief is way out of bounds and that she should abandon it.
A letter sent Wednesday to DeVos by the heads of two House education panels and a top member of the Senate education committee says that through that guidance, DeVos “seeks to repurpose hundreds-of-millions of taxpayer dollars intended for public school students to provide services for private school students, in contravention of both the plain reading of the statute and the intent of Congress.” They also cite analyses provided by states about the amount and share of relief aid that would shift from public to private school students due to the guidance.
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