Trump Admin Will Allow Families to Spend Education Funds Elsewhere if School Doesn’t Reopen

The Trump administration will not cut education funding during the coronavirus response but they will allow families to spend the funds elsewhere if their school does not reopen.

According to The Washington Free Beacon:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration will not cut federal education spending but could allow families to use funds elsewhere if their school does not open amid the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. education secretary said on Thursday, a day after Trump threatened to cut funding.

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“If schools aren’t going to reopen, we’re not suggesting pulling funding from education but instead allowing families … (to) take that money and figure out where their kids can get educated if their schools are going to refuse to open,” Betsy DeVos told Fox News in an interview.

It was unclear how the administration planned to redirect funding, which is directed by U.S. lawmakers. Any change in appropriations would face resistance in Congress, now split between Democrats, who control the House of Representatives, and President Donald Trump’s fellow Republicans, who control the Senate.

U.S. schools are scrambling to prepare for the upcoming academic year as the novel coronavirus outbreak continues to surge across the country, topping 3 million confirmed cases. Trump has called on schools to reopen but there is no federal plan to coordinate the effort.

Local governments are mostly funding public schools with only supplemental aid coming from the federal government.

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Robin Rosenblatt
30 days ago

Good

Robin Rosenblatt
30 days ago

Now, will you help the poor in Israel?
Why do You allowing this?
Help the poor in Israel with the Israel Longhorn Project. So, they have little food for Shabbat. 1.8 million people; 469,400 families; 841,000 children. http://longhornproject.org 650-631-9270
We are a 501c3; if you want to make it easier for us, than 1.5 million dollars.

Prema
Prema
30 days ago

Bullshit. This virus is not expanding. It is not surging in a way that is dangerous. The flu has had more deaths. We are so corrupt it is not funny. As it turns out this Wuhan virus is not any worse than the flu. So why is this still continuing except for despots to take over.
And for we the people to willingly give up our rights.

James Nybakken
James Nybakken
30 days ago
Reply to  Prema

Apparently also a member of the Flat Earth Society.

Raymond Miller
30 days ago

This is a fantastic idea, that could break the strangle hold of the teachers unions and lead to school choice. Great Idea Mr. President, but it’s no surprise with you at the helm.

Blondie
Blondie
30 days ago

The heart of gold that Trump has to protect & honor all of we Americans caused him to make the biggest mistake of his life, also along with the lies from Fauci, by shutting down America. This was a first for him & his heart strings believed what he was being told by those who deceived him, pretending to be by his side. Now Trump has seen the light & knows it was all the biggest lie in history. There is NO COVID-19. It is just the flu & funeral directors everywhere have shown that every single death is shown to be Covid-19, even when it was someone who was murdered. This was all a Plandemic. They thought they could get to Trump, but, God put Trump in office as President to give America one last chance to turn back to God , honor, honesty, integrity & love for all mankind. He will now become the Dictator they all accused him of being, but, it won’t be in the way they think. He will demand America to be open again as he knows there is NO COVID-19. Stop for a minute & look at all the BS. They had to have it happen all over the world so it would look like it was real. Of course, there was the scare, the shutdown, 31 million out of work, economy crashing, etc., & the “so called” knowledge of a second wave in 2 months. How the hell did anyone know that if it wasn’t planned. Look at other countries… We’re not hearing a peep from them mentioning how many have died. Italy instantly went from millions dying, total shut down, to not a single case in our present time. WOW! Great cure wasn’t it & wonder how they did it. BS was all of it. Now, we are seeing very, very few deaths, if any in the second wave. Of course, because, they are now saying it’s all due to young people getting Covid-19. BS & more….. The Flu season is over & it was all just the Flu with a new name to scare people into giving up their civil liberties & allowing BLM, Antifa & other criminals to take over & take away all our history & force us into Socialism. Can you see the handwriting on the wall???? Trump will be forced to declare all businesses open, all people back to work, no mask wearing required & stop all the shit that is happening, take away the misguided power of the mayors & governors. He will make sure he gets everything back to normal & get our America back to normal. Go Trump. Not a one of them are smart as you. You always come up with a legal, alternative plan to make our lives whole once again. Thank you Mr. Trump……

Donald Pugh Sr
Donald Pugh Sr
29 days ago

They should set up a hard line no bull caca education system including government and history free on the net and provide each child a computer . Put the leftist teachers union out of business or least give them some competition and break the monopoly! No parent that loves their child puts them in public school in a leftist dominated education system. Yes that means every leftist damnocrat controlled city and state! If you love your child give them a chance at life, if not give them to someone that will! It is at the least moral idiocy to put a child in a leftist school!