Orlando Sentinel: Betsy DeVos’s Dream Is Really a Nightmare

Orlando Sentinel: Betsy DeVos’s Dream Is Really a Nightmare
by janresseger
Betsy DeVos, our U.S. Secretary of Education, has bragged about Florida’s tuition tax credit voucher program as the model for the kind of national program she’d like to see. An in-depth, three-part investigation by reporters for the Orlando Sentinel paints a very different picture of this program:

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Betsy DeVos, our U.S. Secretary of Education, has bragged about Florida’s tuition tax credit voucher program as the model  for the kind of national program she’d like to see. An in-depth, three-part investigation by reporters for the Orlando Sentinel paints a very different picture of this program:

“Private schools in Florida will collect nearly $1 billion in state-backed scholarships this year through a system so weakly regulated that some schools hire teachers without college degrees, hold classes in aging strip malls and falsify fire-safety and health records.  The limited oversight of Florida’s scholarship programs allowed a principal under investigation for molesting a student at his Brevard County school to open another school under a new name and still receive the money…. Another Central Florida school received millions of dollars in scholarships, sometimes called school vouchers, for nearly a decade even though it repeatedly violated program rules, including hiring staff…

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