Gov. Kevin Stitt’s brief response to how he might allocate $40 million in education relief funding during a Friday news conference evoked a wave of criticism from advocacy groups and lawmakers. 

When asked about his plans for the federal emergency block grant, Stitt said he’s still considering how best to distribute the stimulus money earmarked for education. He did list a couple of areas of interest, however, the most notable being the Equal Opportunity Scholarship program. 

“We’re looking at a lot of different things,” the governor told reporters. “We’re looking at (expanding) AP programs around the state to some of the rural communities that may not have access to it. We’re looking at equal opportunity scholarship funds to be able to backfill some of those.

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