Other details of the poll—announced during a presentation by American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten on Monday—revealed 56 percent of parents oppose giving tax dollars to families to pay for non-public school tuition.

Despite this opposition, the House of Representatives Friday accepted an amendment to the Student Success Act which allows federal funds to follow children from public to charter schools, diverting resources from districts-in-need to privatized education programs.

According to reporting by the Associated Press, the GOP bill “encourages” the expansion of charter schools and “eliminate[s] more than 70 existing elementary and secondary education programs,” replacing them with “block grant money” that states and school districts can distribute to private entities without any federal oversight.

The Washington Post’s reporting continues:


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