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States sue US department over virus relief funds for schools

 

Last updated 7/7/2020 at 3:01pm

OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ and DAVID EGGERT 

Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The U.S. Department of Education is attempting to take pandemic relief funds away from K-12 public schools and divert the money to private schools, California and four other Democratic-led states argued in a lawsuit filed Tuesday against the Trump administration.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced the lawsuit, which was joined by Maine, New Mexico, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. The suit also names Education Secretary Betsy DeVos as a defendant.

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