The U.S. Department of Education championed school choice in its latest stop in Nevada on Wednesday as Assistant Secretary of Education Scott Stump visited private, magnet and credit-retrieval schools — part of the department’s national “Education Freedom Tour.”
The stop to the private Lake Mead Christian Academy, magnet East Career and Technical Academy and credit-retrieval Morris Sunset East High School comes as the department proposes a national Education Freedom Scholarship program that would offer $5 billion in school-choice aid.
The program would be financed through federal tax credits offered to those who donate to scholarship-granting organizations. States could choose to use the program and set their own parameters for scholarships, such as whether they would be awarded only to low-income students.
School choice has a