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DeVos Faces Pushback Over Plan To Reroute Aid To Private School Students

The U.S. education secretary has told public K-12 schools they should use their coronavirus relief money to help private school students, too.

On Wednesday, congressional Democrats accused U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos of trying to reroute hundreds-of-millions of dollars in coronavirus aid money to K-12 private school students. The coronavirus rescue package, known as the CARES Act, included more than $13 billion to help public schools cover pandemic-related costs.

In a co-signed by Rep. Bobby Scott, chairman of the House education committee, Sen. Patty Murray, ranking member

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