Trump School Funding Pitch Favors Schools With In-Person Learning

In what seemed to be a bid to reopen negotiations with House leadership to provide a new round of federal support to K-12 schools, President Donald Trump on Wednesday outlined a funding model that favors schools that reopen for in-person instruction while allowing families to directly tap their share of the federal dollars in schools that do not.



Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie standing in front of a flag: WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 12: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at an event titled “Kids First: Getting America’s Children Safely Back to School” August 12, 2020 in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, DC. The event focused on best practices to protect the well-being of children and teachers potentially returning to school during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Doug Mills/The New York Times-Pool/Getty Images)


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WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 12: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at an event titled “Kids First: Getting America’s Children Safely Back to School” August 12, 2020 in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, DC. The event focused on best practices to protect the well-being of children and teachers potentially returning to school during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Doug Mills/The New York Times-Pool/Getty Images)

The familiar asks include $70 billion for schools, $35 billion of which would be reserved for those

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Trump School Funding Pitch Favors Schools With In-Person Learning | Education News

In what seemed to be a bid to reopen negotiations with House leadership to provide a new round of federal support to K-12 schools, President Donald Trump on Wednesday outlined a funding model that favors schools that reopen for in-person instruction while allowing families to directly tap their share of the federal dollars in schools that do not.

The familiar asks include $70 billion for schools, $35 billion of which would be reserved for those that reopen in-person. For schools that do not reopen in-person, the president said the federal funding “should follow students so parents can send their child to the private, charter, religious or home school of their choice.”

“I think the money should follow the student,” Trump said during an event Wednesday at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building adjacent to the White House. “That’s something we want to do, and we’re having a hard time with the

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