So, I've come to Milwaukee—the birthplace of education freedom—to stand on the shoulders of giants and say: Now is the time to ignite a new birth of freedom for all of America's students. We have a bold plan to do just that—an American education freedom agenda. The freedom to learn. The freedom to grow. The freedom to advance. The freedom to pursue the education that works for you. Students in control of their pathway to a successful education, career, and life. Families in control of how, when, and where their students will learn best.
On Wednesday, she will tour a charter school in Cleveland, Ohio. While the secretary’s back-to-school tour promoting “education freedom” does not include Atlanta, a surrogate will be here and he, too, will champion the cause.
The U.S. Department of Education sent an alert that Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education Frank Brogan will visit Wednesday.
The announcement said his first stop will be the Atlanta Youth Academy. "Students will share how the unique style of teaching, tailored to their individual academic needs, has benefited them. Brogan also will discuss how Education Freedom Scholarships could expand education opportunities in Georgia and provide more students with the opportunity to access education options that work best for them," said the release.
Education Freedom Scholarships would give a dollar-for-dollar federal tax credit for donations to state-identified scholarship-granting organizations. Georgia has a state-based private school tax credit in place already. The proposed $5 billion annual federal tax credit is considered unlikely to pass the Democratic-controlled U.S. House.