The president is calling for $105 billion dollars of education funding to be included in Congress’s next coronavirus-related legislative package, “$70 billion of which will directly support K-12 education,” a White House release says, noting that about half of that “$70 billion will be reserved for schools that reopen.”
During a press conference on Thursday, the President said, “This money is in addition to the $30 billion dollars we secured for schools and universities earlier this year. That money we have, some is distributed and some is not distributed. If schools do not reopen, the funding should go to parents to send their child to public, private, charter, religious or homeschool of their choice—the key word being choice. We’d like the money to go to the parents of the student, this way they can make the decision that’s best for them,” President Trump said.
The President stated that it will be up to governors whether schools reopen this fall, but that the decision should be made “based on the data and the facts in each community.”
Source: By Just The News