Donald Trump today unveiled four major school choice policies at a Cleveland Charter School. The policies include a $20 billion federal block grant to be distributed to the states for 11 million children living in poverty. “We want every disadvantaged child to be able to choose the local public, private, charter or magnet school that is best for them and their family,” Trump said. Though states would develop their formula, the “dollars are to follow the student.” Trump said he would campaign for candidates who support school choice and he supports replacing the tenure system with merit pay.
His running mate, Michael Pence posted the policies as a press release on the campaign website.
Trump reiterated his position to get rid of Common Core.