Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Trump, DeVos and Spicer addressed school choice — without publicly using the word 'voucher' - LA Times

Trump, DeVos and Spicer addressed school choice — without publicly using the word 'voucher' - LA Times:

Trump, DeVos and Spicer addressed school choice — without publicly using the word 'voucher'




 On the campaign trail, Donald Trump said little about education, but he did propose an expensive plan for expanding school vouchers, which allow public money to go toward tuition at private, often religious, schools.

Then he picked Betsy DeVos, a long-time voucher advocate , as his secretary of Education.
Since DeVos' confirmation, there has been a flurry of legislative activityaround charter schools and vouchers in some states.
But on Tuesday, in what was billed as a "parent-teacher conference listening session," Trump and DeVos met with educators and parents, and vouchers weren't mentioned once — at least not according to White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's briefing, the White House pool report and atranscript provided by the White House.
"I want every single disadvantaged child in America, no matter what their background or where they live, to have a choice about where they go to school," Trump said. "And it's worked out so well in some communities."
He praised charter schools, which are publicly funded but can be privately Trump, DeVos and Spicer addressed school choice — without publicly using the word 'voucher' - LA Times:

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