Trump’s Plans for Education: End Common Core, Fund School Vouchers

By Andrew Pillow

Trump has released his plan for the first 100 days in office. It includes brief overviews for many initiatives. His education plans are particularly interesting.

The excerpt below comes from the larger plan outline (via: NPR)

“4. School Choice And Education Opportunity Act. Redirects education dollars to give parents the right to send their kid to the public, private, charter, magnet, religious or home school of their choice. Ends common core, brings education supervision to local communities. It expands vocational and technical education, and make 2 and 4-year college more affordable.”

Indiana already doesn’t use Common Core, and already allows school vouchers. However, it sounds like much of America is in for a big change especially if it leads to a further proliferation of charter schools, which are already controversial.

 

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Andrew Pillow

Andrew is a technology teacher at KIPP Indy College Prep. He is graduate of the University of Kentucky and a Teach for America Alum. Andrew just recently finished his commitment as a Teach Plus Policy fellow, and he is looking forward to putting the skills he's learned to good use. Andrew has written for several publications in the past on a wide variety of topics but will be sticking to education for his role on Indy/Ed.