President Trump Signs Executive Order for School Choice

President Trump has signed an Executive Order for school choice that proponents say will significantly impact students in a positive way.

According to Town Hall:

School closures during the coronavirus pandemic have already had devastating impacts on students and their families across the country. Failing grades, deteriorating health, and financial hardship, to name the most pressing. On Monday, President Trump issued an executive order that will help alleviate some of those new struggles, the Executive Order on Expanding Educational Opportunity Through School Choice.

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The legislation will provide Emergency Learning Scholarships for Students, meaning that it will allow funds from the Community Services Block Grant program “to be used by grantees and eligible entities to provide emergency learning scholarships to disadvantaged families for use by any child without access to in-person learning.”

The EO describes how school closures have affected not only child development, but the health of students who are now denied access to important programs.

The prolonged deprivation of in-person learning opportunities has produced undeniably dire consequences for the children of this country.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has stated that school attendance is negatively correlated with a child’s risk of depression and various types of abuse.  States have seen substantial declines in reports of child maltreatment while school buildings have been closed, indicating that allegations are going unreported.  These reductions are driven in part by social isolation from the schoolteachers and support staff with whom students typically interact and who have an obligation to report suspected child maltreatment.  The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has also found that school closures have a “substantial impact on food security and physical activity for children and families.”  Additionally, a recent survey of educators found student absences from school, including virtual learning, have nearly doubled during the pandemic, and as AAP has noted, chronic absenteeism is associated with alcohol and drug use, teenage pregnancy, juvenile delinquency, and suicide attempts.

The Executive Order also points out that if schools do not reopen a student impacted could lose one year in total lifetime earnings.

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David B Rasch
David B Rasch
16 days ago

This move is quintessential American response to a problem. Let We, the People chose the solution which most benefits us.

Rachel Verdon
Rachel Verdon
16 days ago
Reply to  David B Rasch

I would like to know why we have never heard of a public school math teacher explaining the economics of our Marxist counterfeiting government central bank?

Since its inception in 1913, Progressive President Woodrow Wilson’s Federal Reserve Bank has devalued the purchasing power of the dollar to 3 Cents while our industrial output has tripled. The dollar should be stronger, not weaker. The Federal Reserve’s incessantly devaluing our currency was a Marxist plot to destroy free people and free markets. The money today is worthless tomorrow, guaranteeing that hard honest work never pays off and destroying the morale of our people.

william Sexton
william Sexton
16 days ago

Great move need to restrict the teachers Union power and get back to teaching instead of socialism indoctrination cesspools.

Robin Rosenblatt
16 days ago

Home study is far better then leftist school learning

Donald Pugh Sr
Donald Pugh Sr
16 days ago

That may be total nonsense if the head of household is leftist anti-American!

Richard Hennessy
Richard Hennessy
16 days ago

I’m not a big fan of school choice, but I’m even more opposed to teacher unions. These unions often proclaim their positions are “for the children” when often they are “for the teachers and the political power of the teacher unions”.

Donald Pugh Sr
Donald Pugh Sr
16 days ago

Only leftist and fools put their child in public schools in any leftist city such as NY or other leftist dominated population centers!

Walkin O'Shea
16 days ago

Excellent decision Mr. President. Time to get our kids into real school settings, not Marxist re-training centers.

DawnieR
DawnieR
16 days ago

NO AMERICAN should have their child(ren) in a government ‘SKOOL’!!! Let alone allow a government COMPUTER (‘home learning’) into their HOMES!!! That computer is ALWAYS WATCHING/LISTENING TO YOUR CHILD/FAMILY!!!!!!!

Dr. Jane S. Hettrick
Dr. Jane S. Hettrick
16 days ago

Good idea, lie most of what Pres Trump does. It bting REAL benefit to students and parents.

Barbara
Barbara
16 days ago

PRES. TRUMP DID THE BEST THING HE COULD TO HELP OUR KIDS. NOW THE PROGRESSIVE ELITE WILL TROUBLE INFLECTING DAMAGE ON OUR KIDS . THEY HAVE BEEN HAVING CONTROL OF OUR KIDS AND WHAT THEY LEARN FOR YEARS PEOPLE THE TEACHERS OF AMERICA HAVE HAD THEIR WAY FAR TO LONG. AND YOU CAN GUESS MOST OF THEM ARE THE LIBERALS. MAKING AND TEACHING OUR KIDS THAT AMERICA IS BAD AND NOT TEACHING OUR KIDS OUR REAL HISTORY.. WE SAW PLENTY OF THAT THE MOB TEARING DOWN OUR STATUES AND PAINTING ON LINCOLN. THEY WERE PUTING RACE INTO THE PICTURE . EVEN ON OUR MEMORIALS AND OF ALL PLACES THE TOMB OF THE UN .NONE SOLDIER. THIS IS WHAT WE ARE FIGHTING FOR . OUR KIDS NEED TO KNOW OUR HISTORY ITS GOOD AND BAD. THERE ARE BETTER DAYS COMING WHEN TRUMP IS RE-ELECTED -COUNT ON IT.!

Jrsf
Jrsf
16 days ago

How about “in student” learning?

Rachel Verdon
Rachel Verdon
16 days ago

Now every child in the USA can experience equal opportunity so that all can work their way out of poverty via schooling of their choice and a stable currency on the Gold Standard? Thank you President Donald Trump.

rusell
rusell
16 days ago

we need to stop teacher union and a democrat administration

Walkin O'Shea
15 days ago

Excellent decision Mr. President. Time to get our kids into real school settings, not Marxist re-training centers.

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