first_imgClaiming that many military families are unhappy with the quality of local schools, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday said she supports a proposal to allow service members to tap $1.3 billion in federal funds to send their kids to private schools or pay for other education services. “An education savings account would afford them a much different dynamic and approach to be able to get their education in the way that best works for them,” DeVos said at the Conservative Political Action Conference, reported Army Times. The proposal calls for setting up education savings accounts with money that can be used to pay for private school, private instruction, therapy for special needs students, textbooks and other services. Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) is expected to introduce legislation shortly to offer school choice to military families, according to the story.Photo by Gage Skidmore Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img