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Devos Won’t Say Whether She’d Withhold Federal Funds from Private Schools that Discriminate

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos refused to say Wednesday whether she would block private schools that discriminate against LGBT students from receiving federal dollars, explaining that she believes states should have the flexibility to design voucher programs and that parents should be able to choose schools that best fit their children’s needs.

DeVos returned frequently to the theme of what she called a need for a return to more local control in her first public appearance before Congress since her rocky confirmation hearing in January.