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DeVos’ Ed Department Warns Governors About Sending Stimulus Money To Teachers Unions

Governors have a lot of leeway to decide how they’ll spend the nearly $3 billion in emergency education aid that was set aside for them in the latest coronavirus stimulus package.

They can give the money to school districts, colleges, or any “education related entity” that’s providing emergency educational services, child care, social and emotional support, or is working to protect education jobs, the law says.

But when the U.S. Department of Education notified governors about the funds earlier this week, its guidance included a notable exception: Giving funds to teachers unions “would be likely inconsistent” with the law, it said. 

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