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Trump’s education secretary supports school vouchers — but studies show they don’t help students

Earlier this month, Betsy DeVos was confirmed as President Trump’s Secretary of Education — by the narrowest of margins.

Her confirmation marked a win for parents looking for greater “school choice” — the ability to pluck a child from his or her public school and get a subsidy to place them in a private, charter, or home school instead.

One of the chief means by which parents make that switch is a system both DeVos and Trump have long supported: school vouchers.

Vouchers act as a kind of gift certificate. They are worth a specific dollar amount and can be used read more >>>

Source:: BusinessInsider.Com