President Donald Trump’s budget proposal to provide federal tax money for private-school scholarships is getting pushback from an unconventional source: groups known for promoting school-choice initiatives.
Stand for Children is a group that supports charter schools and is sometimes at odds with teachers unions. Now it says it’s going to collaborate with a teachers union to oppose Trump’s plan.
Some states have voucher and scholarship programs, but the federal government has never done anything like this for K-12 students nationwide. The proposal sets aside $250 million for scholarships.
Expanding school choice was a major piece of Trump’s education platform when he was a candidate.
This story has been corrected to show this would be the first federally funded private-school scholarship program that would be available nationwide.
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