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S. 4432 (116th): Support Children Having Open Opportunities for Learning Act of 2020

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About the bill

Should federal education dollars switch from a “follow the school” approach to a “follow the child” approach?

What the legislation does

The SCHOOL (Support Children Having Open Opportunities for Learning) Act would allow certain federal taxpayer education dollars to “follow the child” across any form of education they choose, including homeschooling, private school, and religious schools. It would apply to any child ages 5 to 17.

The legislation would still allow children outside the public school system to receive free or reduced-price school lunches for which they would ordinarily be eligible. The legislative sponsors portray this provision as potentially applying to “low-income and disadvantaged students who live in crime-ridden neighborhoods” who could “escape their decaying schools” but may still need free or reduced-price meals.

The Senate version was introduced on ...

Sponsor and status

Rand Paul

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Kentucky. Republican.

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Last Updated: Aug 4, 2020
Length: 12 pages
Aug 4, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on August 4, 2020, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.



Aug 4, 2020

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S. 4432 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 4432. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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