Norton Blasts Cruz For Reintroducing Radical Bill To Force D.C. To Direct Local Education Funds To Private School Vouchers And Vows To Defeat Again

Norton Blasts Cruz for Reintroducing Radical Bill to Force D.C. to Direct Local Education Funds to Private School Vouchers and Vows to Defeat Again

Nov 29, 2017

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today blasted Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) for reintroducing a bill she has kept from moving before that would radically alter the District of Columbia’s local education system by forcing D.C. to steer its local funds away from D.C. Public Schools (DCPS) and public charter schools to vouchers for any student who chooses to attend private schools.  Norton said Cruz’s bill is “private school vouchers on steroids,” and goes far beyond the existing D.C. private school voucher program, which uses federal funds.  The bill would …

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