Education Secy DeVos and Defense Secy Mattis to meet on school choice for families

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will meet today with Defense Secretary James Mattis to urge him to back a plan to provide education savings accounts for military families to cover education expenses, including private school tuition.

U.S. News & World Report reported Wednesday that DeVos will meet with Defense Secretary James Mattis Thursday to ask him to back a plan that would create education savings accounts for military families.

The accounts would cover costs for education expenses, including private school tuition.

The plan would be funded by taking federal dollars from the $1.3 billion Impact Aid program, which funds education programs and schools on federal land exempt from local taxes, including military bases, according to US News.

A spokeswoman for DeVos told U.S. News that the secretary “continues to meet with members of the Administration and Congress who want to find new and innovative ways to ensure all children in America, particularly our nation’s military-connected students, have access to the world-class education they deserve.”

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