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DeVos Punts to Congress on Federally Funded Guns for Schools

 

September 10, 2018



WASHINGTON — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has left it to Congress to decide whether states can use federal funds to purchase firearms for their schools, prompting congressional Democrats to begin a last-ditch effort to restrict those funds.

Conservatives said Ms. DeVos’s stance was consistent with her championing of local school control. But Democrats and advocates denounced her decision as a tacit endorsement of federally funded firearms in schools, and federal policy experts saw the move as an abdication of the department’s core function to help districts navigate the federal bureaucracy.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/06/us/politics/devos-schools-guns.html

 

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