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Educational Justice

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Studies Proposed changes to education rely heavily on school vouchers, "publicly funded scholarships that students may use for private-school tuition." These programs claim to give parents and students better choices than public schools. [] However, studies show that '''many school choice programs do not provide enough funding to low-income families''' to provide for the full cost of private school tuition.[] '''Few charters perform better than low-performing traditional public schools do''', and high-performing charter school networks stayed away from Michigan when they started incentivizing charter schools because of how unstable the school market is absent regulation. [] Vouchers would have the impact of giving also give taxpayer money to religious schools, because most private schools are religiously affiliated. []
===Trump/GOP Agenda===
*Trump's educational program would encourage more students to attend charter schools, which are '''16% more likely to suspend students''' than non-charter schools.[]
*[[Trump_Administration#Secretary_of_Education_Betsy_DeVos|Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos]] has shown enthusiasm for '''taxpayer-funded private school vouchers''', and during . During his campaign , President Trump proposed a '''$20 billion federal voucher program'''.[]* High-performing charter school networks stayed away from Michigan during that state's Davos-led push for charter schools. Without state regulation, the school market was seen as unstable. []
* [ Check our Disability Rights page] to read how '''voucher programs negatively impact students with disabilities'''.
===Recent Updates===
*President Trump's proposed budget includes deep cuts to public education in favor of school choice. The plan includes cutting cuts a popular student loan forgiveness program as part of a $10.6 billion reduction in federal education funding. []
==Students with Disabilities==

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