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Trump’s school voucher con job: The President and Betsy DeVos talk up private school choice — but it doesn't help kids



" Donald Trump’s speech to Congress Tuesday night hardly mentioned education, but the little there was, was all about educational choice. The choice message was directed right at African Americans and Hispanics. “I am calling upon members of both parties to pass an education bill that funds school choice for disadvantaged youth, including millions of African-American and Latino children,” he said.

To dispel any doubt whether he was talking about the use of public money to attend private schools, the President pointed to a young black woman in the gallery, Denisha Merriweather. She had “struggled in (public) school and failed third grade twice,” he said. “But then she was able to enroll in a private center for learning, with the help of a tax credit scholarship program,” and went on to complete college." 

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Martin Carnoy