Trump’s Education Plans

Jennifer Romo, Reporter

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Among the biggest impacts to students to be created by President-elect Donald Trump are his plans to repeal common core standards and give parents the chance to send their kid to the public, private, charter, religious or home school of their choice, according to CNN News. The changes are part of Trump’s 100-day plan once he is officially in office.

The 100-day plan promotes school choice, and his website said “He will immediately add an additional federal investment of $20 billion towards school choice. This will be done by prioritizing existing federal dollars. School choice implies he plans to give money to those in poverty to attend the school that they wish.

NPR senior editor Cory Turner argues that Trump’s plan to repeal common core standards will not succeed.

“He could try to use federal dollars to push states away from Common Core, but, again, the law is clear about the government’s right/ability to do such pushing: It can’t,” Turner wrote in an article “Fact Check: Donald Trump’s First 100 Days Action Plan.”

Common Core standards are a set of standards for each grade level in the subjects English Language and math. They have been adopted by over 40 states.

“It seems to some that many of Trump’s plans will never be achieved,” said CNBC in an article “Trump advisor: Take a long view on the markets.”

The public will soon enough see what policies Trump carries out regarding education.