Multi-state lawsuit filed against Trump administration over CARES Act education funding

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and State Superintendent Tony Thurmond announced a multi-state lawsuit against the Trump administration over funding from the CARES Act to public schools.

"Today we are announcing a multi-state lawsuit against Secretary DeVos of the Department of Education and the Trump administration in order to put a halt to their attempt to siphon CARES Act relief funds away from our K-12 public schools," said Becerra.

Becerra said the money was intended by Congress to help the neediest schools during the pandemic.

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"Ultimately it's a shakedown of low income schools around the country," said Becerra.

The suit accuses the Trump administration of creating a process that can take tens of millions of dollars away from low income schools and divert it to private schools.

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