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Quigley Calls for Investigation of Devos’s Use of Coronavirus Funds

May 21, 2020
Press Release

U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) sent a letter to Representative James Clyburn (SC-06), Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis and House Majority Whip, expressing strong concerns about possible misuse of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds by United States Secretary of Education Betsy Devos. He cited dramatic changes that have been made to the plan for the distribution of funds, in an apparent effort by DeVos to advantage small, private, often religious schools.

“The implementation of these policies and others do not reflect the congressional intent of the CARES Act and will severely impede the ability of our public-school students to learn effectively,” wrote Quigley. “Rather than meeting this incredible challenge and working to achieve her Department’s mission of providing the best possible education for the most possible young people during an unprecedented time, I fear Secretary DeVos is exploiting this crisis to advance her long-held and oft-rejected policy aims.”

Full text of the letter is available HERE.