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Catherine Cortez Masto on Education

 

 


Opposes Education Savings Accounts and school choice

Nevada Democratic Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto, who has received the maximum legal contributions from the nation's two largest teachers' unions, came out against her state's school choice law. Masto told reporters that she opposes the law, which creates Education Savings Accounts, which allows families to use public education funds to send their children to private or parochial schools.

The announcement came after the political action committees of the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers each donated $10,000 to Masto's campaign, the maximum legal amount. Teachers unions vehemently oppose school choice, as it redirects tax dollars to schools whose teachers are less likely to be unionized.

Cortez Masto says the program takes money away from public schools. Asked about how to help children stuck in low-performing schools, she said she supports investments like the tax package backed by Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval and approved last year.

Source: Washington Free Beacon on 2016 Nevada Senate race , Aug 11, 2016

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