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As President Obama continues to highlight what he calls the “income inequality” gap, two GOP senators say they’ve got a way to close it.
Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Tim Scott, R-S.C., are offering companion proposals aimed at giving parents more options when it comes to how federal tax dollars are spent on K-12 education.
Alexander’s Scholarships for Kids Act would direct billions in federal education dollars to states, which could then individually decide how to allow parents to use that money.
“If you had to ask Americans one single thing that was likely to make the most opportunity in helping you move from the back of the line to the front, it would be a good education,” he said.