BETSY DEVOS/COVID-19/EDUCATION/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos just got to the official end of the line with her efforts to divert $16 million in public school COVID-relief funding to private schools.

U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of California James Donato signed a permanent injunction–made public Monday [Nov. 16, 2020] – that will formally end litigation begun last summer against the Department of Education (DOE)…

The Congressional CARES Act earmarked approximately $16 billion to help elementary and secondary schools maintain their operations and provide effective education during the pandemic… The DOE under DeVos, though, issued a rule that would instead apportion funding based on total student enrollment. As a result, far more CARES funding would have found its way into private schools.”

-Elura Nanos, “Federal Judge Throws Permanent Wrench into DeVos’s Plans to Send $16M in CARES Act Funds to Private Schools,” lawandcrime.com, Nov. 16, 2020