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Elizabeth Warren Says No To Giving For-Profit Charter Schools Public Tax Dollars

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Neetu Chandak Education and Politics Reporter
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Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren said no to putting public tax dollars into for-profit charter schools, a growing topic among 2020 presidential candidates.

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“What [Education Secretary] Betsy DeVos has done to our public education really undermines the best opportunities for our kids,” Warren said, according to a video Sunday from The Hill. “I think our public tax dollars should stay in our public schools.”

A reporter asked Warren: “So, no to for-profit charter schools?”

“Yeah,” Warren responded. (RELATED: Warren Wants Student Debt Erased Through $640 Billion Plan)

The 2020 hopeful’s remarks come as Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, another 2020 hopeful, called on banning for-profit charter schools and funding toward such institutions in an education policy proposal released Saturday.

Sanders’s charter school solutions include requiring charters to comply with the same oversight regulations for public schools, supporting unionization for charter school teachers and placing caps on CEO salaries.

Warren’s team did not respond to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

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