By: Scott Walker Washington Times 4/11/2019
Now, the federal government is joining the fight. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is working with lawmakers on legislation to create Education Freedom Scholarships. The program will provide for a $5 billion annual federal tax credit for voluntary donations to state-based scholarship programs.
By: Mairead McArdle National Review 3/28/2019
DeVos joined NATIONAL REVIEW’s Jay Nordlinger at the National Review Institute 2019 Ideas Summit to discuss the Trump administration’s progress on school choice, an issue the secretary has made her top priority.
By: Shelby Fleig Des Moines Register 3/15/2019
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos led a closed discussion at the Iowa State Capitol Friday afternoon about a proposed tax credit that would fund scholarships for private schools.
By: Jeanne Allen Washington Examiner 3/14/2019
Last month, federal lawmakers unveiled the Education Freedom Scholarships and Opportunity Act, which would expand federal support for innovation, opportunity, and access to high-quality education for students across the country.
By: Quin Hillyer Washington Examiner 3/14/2019
It was surprising to learn, from Nat Malkus of the American Enterprise Institute, that some opposition is brewing from the Right against a new scholarship plan proposed by U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. One must assume that conservatives who oppose the plan must not understand it.
By: Star Parker Brunswick News 3/11/2019
Surely, Secretary DeVos’ new initiative, the Education Freedom Scholarships and Opportunity Act, which has been introduced in the Senate by Sen. Ted Cruz and in the House by Rep. Bradley Byrne, has the teachers unions on edge.
Every child has boundless individual potential, and we must do everything we can to ensure they have the opportunity and freedom to realize that potential. To do that, we must ensure all children have access to choice in education.
By: Ben DeGrow The Hill 3/9/2019
A new plan originating in the nation’s capital could aid states in their quest to help parents do what is best for their children. It does so by offering states both flexibility and extra funding.
By: Nat Malkus Real Clear Education 3/8/2019
Introduced last week by DeVos, along with Representative Bradley Byrne (R-AL) and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), Education Freedom Scholarships (EFS) would provide $5 billion in dollar-for-dollar federal tax credits to individuals and businesses who contribute to state-approved scholarship granting organizations (SGOs).