DeVos Presses for Military Family Vouchers

Federal education officials are exploring a new benefit that would give military families additional resources for their children’s schooling – despite the fact that the proposal faces significant opposition from within the military community itself, where it is largely seen as costly and ineffective.

Discussions about the proposal are taking place at the highest levels of government, with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos slated to meet Thursday with the Department of Defense, U.S. News has learned. DeVos plans to ask for Secretary James Mattis’ support for a plan that would create education savings accounts for military families that would cover various education expenses – including private school tuition and tutoring.

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