President Trump held a press conference on Thursday and urged the reopening of schools but said it would be left to the governors.
One of the best aspects of his talk was that he emphasized school choice and said that the money should follow the student.
This would mean that parents would have the option of sending their children to a private school or a charter school.
School choice is extremely popular with parents.
FOX News has details:
Trump wants $105B for schools added to next coronavirus stimulus bill
President Trump on Thursday urged schools across the country to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic as long as they can practice good hygiene and social distancing — adding that the White House is asking Congress to pledge $105 billion to schools as part of next coronavirus stimulus bill.
The president, who has for weeks been pressuring schools to reopen and “get our economy going,” added during a coronavirus briefing at the White House that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will release new guidelines to ensure the safe reopening of schools.
CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield has recently emphasized that his agency’s guidelines were only recommendations, and he urged schools to find ways to reopen while minimizing the spread of COVID-19…
Trump said that if schools don’t reopen, he wants parents to get the funding to send their kids to public or private schools that will reopen.
“The money should follow the student,” he said, adding that the funding should go to private, charter or religious schools if public institutions don’t open.
Here’s a clip:
Aaaaaand there it is. Schools that do on reopen will have funding diverted to vouchers for charter and private schools. "The key word is choice" says Trump. pic.twitter.com/QHqs6bIx2H
— nikki mccann ramírez (@NikkiMcR) July 23, 2020
You can watch the whole event below:
School choice could win over quite a few voters for Trump in November.
He should continue making this point.