2020-09-05 23:59:05 UTC
Published 58 mins ago
A Washington federal judge Friday tossed out Secretary of Education
Betsy DeVos' policy that would have funneled millions in coronavirus
relief to private schools in a ruling that has nationwide impact.
U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich, a President Trump appointee,
vacated the plan DeVos unveiled this summer to divert more of the $16
billion Congress passed in emergency K-12 education funding away from
public schools to private schools. The judge found the rule was
unlawful and DeVos' action to better help private schools contrary to
Congress' intent for the money under the CARES Act legislation.
"Thus, the Department’s interim final rule, which conflicts with the
unambiguous text of the statute, is void," Friedrich said in her
DEVOS, EDUCATION DEPT. FACE 5-STATE LAWSUIT OVER CORONAVIRUS RELIEF
PLAN The ruling was in response to a lawsuit filed by the National
Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), public
school districts, families and other pro-public school advocates who
sued DeVos in federal court. They were concerned that DeVos' rule,
which laid out a new formula for allocation of coronavirus funds, would
divert resources away from public schools, whose enrollment is majority
What amazes me about this is the majority of public schools are
How can this be, when at least half of the people in this country are
liberals? Their white kids should be going to school with the black
kids. Do liberals put their children in private schools?