Trump Administration Considering Spending Billions to Send Working Class Kids to Private School

From the Daily Caller News Foundation:

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President Donald Trump’s administration is thinking about conducting a national tax credit scholarship initiative that would provide working-class families with billions of dollars so their children could attend private schools.

Religious schools would also fall under the new policy, as reported by Politico.

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Trump stated that he wants “every single disadvantaged child in America, no matter what their background or where they live, to have a choice about where they go to school,” while speaking at the White House with teachers and parents.

The pro-public school faction has called Trump’s tax credit idea a veiled voucher program that would deprive already struggling public schools of critical tax money. Meanwhile, conservatives are concerned that Trump’s plan would result in more federal intervention and force a kind of standardization for schools previously influenced by nonprofit groups (i.e. religious denominations).

The prospective tax credit initiative could be included on a more substantial tax reform bill that has been delayed by the pending Obamacare repeal.

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