The funds were set aside during Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration, but the Michigan Constitution doesn’t allow public funding for private schools.
One back-to-school proposal supported by Michigan Republicans like state Reps. Greg Markkanen and Ryan Berman would bring privatization to distance learning, leaving teachers in the lurch.
Of the coronavirus relief money spent on education by Secretary DeVos to date, $50 million has gone to theological schools and seminaries. $500 million has gone to private schools overall.
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