Trump unveils $20B school choice proposal
Donald Trump unveiled a school choice plan on Thursday that would create a $20 billion block grant to expand charter and private school options for low-income children — an idea championed by conservatives, but which has previously fizzled in Congress.
"As your president, I will be the nation’s biggest cheerleader for school choice," he said, vowing to use the presidential bully pulpit and campaign in all 50 states for the proposal.
Trump said expanding school choice would help minority students who are currently trapped in "failing government schools." But the backdrop for Trump's speech was an Ohio charter school that is itself failing.