Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said in a press release she hopes the reinforcement of old guidelines and changes in grant requirements will “protect the constitutional rights of students, teachers, and faith-based institutions” and “level the playing field” between public and religious schools. 

However, education organizations are claiming this is an effort to push a larger agenda expanding private and religious schools while sidelining public education.

“DeVos and Trump are trying to rewrite the Constitution and trying to vitiate the separation of church and state,” said Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, adding the department hasn’t shown the same support for public schools that it has for private ones. “She has taken an oath into office to represent all kids, not just some kids.” 

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