Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Would Not Bar Discrimination By Schools That Receive Federal Dollars

During a House appropriations subcommittee hearing on the budget Wednesday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos declined to say if, when or how the federal government would step in to make sure that private schools receiving public dollars would not discriminate against students.

Rep. Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) asked DeVos about a Christian school in Indiana that gets state dollars through a voucher program but explicitly states that gay students may be denied admission.  “If Indiana applies for funding, will you stand up and say that this school is open to all students?” Clark asked.

When asked several times by Clark, DeVos maintained the same response that states make the rules.

Watch the exchange here.


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