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In a tense exchange before Congress, Betsy DeVos refused to rule out funding schools that discriminate against students

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, left, talks with Education Department Budget Service Director on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, prior to testifying before the House Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies subcommittee hearing on the Education Department's fiscal 2018 budget.

In testimony to Congress on Wednesday, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos refused to say whether the department will withhold funding from private schools that discriminate against students, The New York Times reports.

DeVos testified in front of a House Appropriations subcommittee on the Trump administration’s 2018 budget proposal, staunchly defending the $1.4 billion school choice agenda within the plan.

At one point, Rep. Katherine M. Clark, a Democrat from Massachusetts, brought up an example of and Indiana school — Lighthouse Christian Academy — that receives more thank $600,000 in state vouchers for students to attend and can deny admission to families read more >>>

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