DeVos Expected to Unveil Trump Administration’s Plans to Encourage Voucher Expansion in Speech Tonight

Tonight in Indianapolis, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is scheduled to address a gathering of the American Federation for Children (AFC), a national pro-voucher advocacy group that she founded and long headed.   Her appearance before the group comes one day before the Trump Administration’s education budget will be formally unveiled.

During her speech to the AFC’s National Policy Summit, DeVos is expected to unveil the Trump Administration’s school-choice education proposals, which are rumored to include offering tax breaks to parents who send children to religious and other private schools.

According to Politico, DeVos “is believed to be preparing to unveil an education tax credit scholarship proposal, which the Trump administration has been considering for some time, according to multiple sources who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss it. … if passed by Congress, the proposal could channel billions of public dollars to working class families to help them pay for private schools, including religious schools.”