Lawmakers criticize Betsy DeVos after rule change slashes funding for more than 800 rural schools

"With this decision, Trump and DeVos earn yet another ‘F,’” Rep. Carolyn Maloney says.

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos came under fire after her department made a bookkeeping change that would result in major funding cuts for America's rural schools.

The Department of Education quietly informed state education officials that it would change how districts report the number of students who live in poverty, which could result in funding cuts for more than 800 of the "poorest" and "most geographically isolated" schools, according to The New York Times...

"Providing a quality public school education is one of government's biggest responsibilities. With this decision, Trump and DeVos earn yet another 'F,'" said Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., the chairwoman of the House Oversight Committee, adding that the move was particularly suspicious because Trump is "also doing everything in his power to undermine he accuracy of the 2020 census."

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