Education Secretary To Push School Vouchers At Scottsdale Event

Dec 5, 2019

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is scheduled to visit Arizona today.

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy Devos

She’s set to address a group of conservative lawmakers in Scottsdale to tout her $5 billion plan to fund tuition for private school students. DeVos will join Governor Doug Ducey for a roundtable discussion at a session of a conference of conservative state lawmakers Thursday held by the American Legislative Exchange Council.

The group known as ALEC drew protesters at the start of the 3-day event Wednesday.

DeVos is pushing her plan to create "Education Freedom Scholarships" that allow businesses and individuals to get 100% federal tax credits for donations they make to scholarship-granting groups.