Trump Likes Vouchers But Bringing Them To Colorado Schools Could Be Tough

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Photo: Donald Trump, Betsy DeVos (AP Photo)
President-elect Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos pose for photographs at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse in Bedminster, N.J. on Nov. 19, 2016. Trump has chosen charter school advocate DeVos as Education Secretary in his administration.

During his campaign, President-Elect Donald Trump said he'd use federal funds to create a national school voucher plan. The plan would allow families to use public money for private schools.

Michigan philanthropist Betsy DeVos is an ardent supporter of a national voucher plan. Last month, Trump tapped DeVos to head of the U.S. Department of Education. Colorado, and specifically Douglas County, have grappled with school vouchers. The state's Supreme Court ruled the county's voucher program unconstitutional last year.

So what's the chance a national voucher program could be used in Colorado? Nic Garcia is the deputy bureau chief for Chalkbeat Colorado, an education news site. And he says it's possible. He spoke with Colorado Matters host Ryan Warner.