Education Policy

Will Donald Trump’s election change public education?


A historic shift may be unfolding in public education. President Trump’s proposed budget would significantly cut federal support for public schools to favor programs that encourage parents to pursue alternatives. In addition, the school choice movement has made gains in some states, where new laws boost charter schools and let parents use taxpayer-financed aid, or vouchers, to send their children to private schools. Elsewhere, the movement has run into roadblocks. In other education battles, efforts to weaken teacher tenure have fallen short in Minnesota and California, while the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that schools must make sure students with disabilities are making more than minimal progress. Finally, new Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is canceling former President Barack Obama’s moves to aid borrowers under the college student loan program.

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