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Florida Senate rejects proposal requiring more accountability from private schools

On the national level, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has promoted a proposed $5 billion tax credit scholarship program that low-income students could use to attend private schools. The program would allow states to opt in and give individuals and corporate donors tax credits for contributing to scholarship programs.

Though the vouchers are designed to help low-income students pay for private schools, the funds could also be used for apprenticeships, dual enrollment, after-school and remedial programs.

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