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Congressional Democrats say South Carolina’s Republican governor seems to be violating the federal coronavirus relief law by sending federal aid directly to parents so they can pay for their children to attend private schools. 

In a Monday letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., and Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., the chairman of the House education committee, say the Safe Access to Flexible Education (SAFE) program set up by Gov. Henry McMaster, which provides $32 million to fund scholarships to private schools, “appears to violate the plain text of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic…

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