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DOE Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks at American Federation for Children summit

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos spoke in Indianapolis on Monday.

DeVos will be spoke at the American Federation for Children Summit.

Politico is reporting that the speech will outline Trump Administration plans for school choice and federal tax breaks for parents that send their children to private or religious schools.

“Congress and the Administration have a unique window of opportunity to facilitate a dramatic expansion of parental choice in America. More than 3.5 million children are currently benefitting from charters and private choice programs, while millions more are demanding access to these same options. No child’s educational future should depend on a bouncing lottery ball. We’re hopeful that Congress and the Administration will rise to the occasion and act boldly to help these kids access a school of their parents’ choice,” American Federation for Children Spokesperson Tommy Schultz said.

DeVos was previously the chair of the American Federation for Children before being nominated as Secretary of Education.

On Tuesday, Jeb Bush will be the keynote speaker.

The event was held at the Westin Hotel in Indianapolis.

Not everyone is on board with the potential plan.

The Indiana State Teachers Association held a news conference Monday night opposing plans for an education tax credit scholarship.