Public Support Grows for Higher Teacher Pay and Expanded School Choice

By: Michael B. Henderson, David Houston, Paul E. Peterson and Martin R. West
Education Next
8/20/2019
With the 2020 presidential election campaign now underway, education-policy proposals previously at the edge of the political debate are entering the mainstream. On the Republican side, the Trump administration has intensified its campaign for school choice. U.S. education secretary Betsy DeVos is asking Congress to enact $5 billion in tax credits annually to encourage donations to state-approved organizations providing scholarships that, if the state allows, could be used to attend private schools.