States, not the federal government, are best positioned to understand local educational needs. Accordingly, they should have greater flexibility in deciding how to use federal funds to best serve their students’ needs by funding certain programs or implementing school choice. This bill could improve education funds’ effectiveness without increasing federal funding levels for education.
This bill would allow states to use federal funds for educational vouchers, which hurt public schools and don’t provide improved educational outcomes. Allowing more funding for voucher programs could divert money towards religious private schools at public schools’ expense, in effect using public funds to support religious education — which not all taxpayers may support.