Parents get total choice where to send their children — e.g., home school, charter school, religious schools, on-line — if local public schools do not re-open. The federal money to assist schools will follow the children with the parents making the decision. So says Trump on TV July 23.
Trump says: American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that schools re-open. Social isolation hurts children in multiple ways. National Education Association says in-person learning is very important. Due to school closures it’s estimated that children will be way behind in both math and reading. Children are largely not at risk from the virus i.e., they are less that 1 percent of those who get the corona virus.
Strategy to re-open schools? Shelter those at highest risk and those lowest to get back to school. Says Trump.
on 7/23 Trump says that there’s $105 BILLION additional dollars available for schools for smaller school classes, to re-purpose school spaces, and so children wear masks and maintain social distancing.
Trump says: If schools do not open, the $105 BILLION new funding goes to parents to send children to schools of their choice. The money will follow the students. we cannot and must not stop 50 million children from going to school says Trump.
Aptos Psychologist: Charter schools in CA have been hard hit by recent legislation which puts more control in the hands of local school board. That the ‘money follows the children’ and parents make the decisions is great news. Local public schools have a monopoly and the best way to improve education is to create competition which puts kids first — not teachers and unions first.
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