Trump Signs School Choice Executive Order

The White House from Washington, DC, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

President Trump has signed an Executive Order expanding school choice opportunities for students.

According to Town Hall:

School closures during the coronavirus pandemic have already had devastating impacts on students and their families across the country. Failing grades, deteriorating health, and financial hardship, to name the most pressing. On Monday, President Trump issued an executive order that will help alleviate some of those new struggles, the Executive Order on Expanding Educational Opportunity Through School Choice.

The legislation will provide Emergency Learning Scholarships for Students, meaning that it will allow funds from the Community Services Block Grant program “to be used by grantees and eligible entities to provide emergency learning scholarships to disadvantaged families for use by any child without access to in-person learning.”

The EO describes how school closures have affected not only child development, but the health of students who are now denied access to important programs.

The prolonged deprivation of in-person learning opportunities has produced undeniably dire consequences for the children of this country.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has stated that school attendance is negatively correlated with a child’s risk of depression and various types of abuse.  States have seen substantial declines in reports of child maltreatment while school buildings have been closed, indicating that allegations are going unreported.  These reductions are driven in part by social isolation from the schoolteachers and support staff with whom students typically interact and who have an obligation to report suspected child maltreatment.  The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has also found that school closures have a “substantial impact on food security and physical activity for children and families.”  Additionally, a recent survey of educators found student absences from school, including virtual learning, have nearly doubled during the pandemic, and as AAP has noted, chronic absenteeism is associated with alcohol and drug use, teenage pregnancy, juvenile delinquency, and suicide attempts.

A recent UNICEF study found that reopening schools does not increase the rate of infection.



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R. I.
R. I.
1 year ago

Trump should have the power, now that we know that the vaccines do not work (the WHO just announced it), that the survival rate is over 97% and that we have had the $20 cure since this started and nobody talked about it, to open up EVERYTHING, NO MASKS, ETC, ETC, ETC!!!!!!

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
1 year ago
Reply to  R. I.

When will twenty percent of population be vaccinated?
How many will die between now and then?

Gary
Gary
1 year ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

What one has to ask, is how many of those who died, especially with the elderly, actually died of natural causes…NOT due to the China Virus. They may have had the virus, but only asymptomatic, but NOT the “cause” of death. This has been supported by studies and facts!

American
American
1 year ago
Reply to  Gary

Yes you are right and another study done said that the death totals are at least 40% over INFLATED and when they checked death certificates they found that if a person has CHINA JOE VIRUS a month before and died in a car wreck they still called it from JOEY VIRUS . AND many many more cases the same way. Hit in the head with ball bat COVID. Ram over by car COVID x wife shot husband COVID all kinds of stupid crap just to inflate numbers

Floyd Hardee
1 year ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

How many are dying from dozens of different diseases, but Covid-19m is blamed for their deaths?

Billy Wilson
Billy Wilson
1 year ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Go back to the CCP.

Roger
Roger
1 year ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

we will all – you and me included – die some day.
You are adding apples to pears and getting bananas.

jerry hughes
jerry hughes
1 year ago

Our children needed this

Barbara
Barbara
1 year ago

OUR KIDS NEED TO GO BACK TO THEIR SCHOOLS AND BE IN THE CLASS ROOM WITH THEIR FELLOW SCHOOL MATES——– THIS ISOLATION IS DESTROYING THEM.. THEY NEED THAT INTERACTION WITH THEIR FELLOW SCHOOL MATES AND THEIR TEA HERS

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
1 year ago
Reply to  Barbara

Public school teachers are destroying our children’s minds.
They are better off being homeschooled.
Covid is a blessing in disguise

Walter Goddard
Walter Goddard
1 year ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Albert,
..If you were to qualify that statement, with the flawed curriculum and indoctrination, I could agree!

Looneytoonsindville
Looneytoonsindville
1 year ago

Not a useful act. Biden will cancel it his first day in orifice!!!

Achoo Smith
Achoo Smith
1 year ago

But the point was made.

Achoo Smith
Achoo Smith
1 year ago

… and puts them on record

Patricia
1 year ago

Iden isn’t officially in.

MARLYNNE WISNIEWSKI
MARLYNNE WISNIEWSKI
1 year ago

Yeah he’s gonna be in orfice alright. Lol

Toto246
Toto246
1 year ago

We don’t have to worry about that because Biden and his buddies will be going to GITMO for TREASON

J. Cherry
J. Cherry
1 year ago

Trump’s EO is fine, but the next Dem in the White House can just reverse it.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
1 year ago
Reply to  J. Cherry

Do you like the concept of Executive Orders?

john
john
1 year ago

well , I’d like to see them go back so they are not around bugging me

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
1 year ago

For schools that do not open, perhaps the per-pupil state allocation should be available for use in other educational venues.

Floyd Hardee
1 year ago

Thumb Print everybody doer Voter ID and then require Thumb print on ballots which are matched with what is on file. Eliminate multiple votes and bogus votes.

Christian Conservative
Reply to  Floyd Hardee

Good idea but will the voters go for it? Not those who are trying to cheat the system.

Toto246
Toto246
1 year ago

School choice is what it should be considering Public Schools is indoctrinated them into the mindset of craziness

American
American
1 year ago

Yep if they have that crap about SOCIALISM in my kids school they will not be back . that is BULLCRAP I am not going to let my kids be taught how to be a COMMUNIST AIN’T HAPPENING. STATE WANTS TO FIGHT ABOUT A FIGHT THEY WILL HAVE

UTLA can go to hell
UTLA can go to hell
1 year ago

I’m usually a union person, but the teachers unions are out of control. The infiltration has been complete and communists have taken over. Multiple reports of teachers marching in BLM riots and joining ANTIFA. It’s time to re-think who is teaching our children. I say if we all pulled our kids out of school at the same time, and demand unions be dismantled that’s the only way. We aren’t getting much done to stop the commies in The Dept of Education, and now here in Los Angeles they’re pulling all the strings even calling from the lockdowns. Look up Cecily Myart Cruz and you will see what I’m taking about. She’s a fat walrus type woman on a mission to destroy. She’s obsessed with BLM and black trans agendas. It’s sickening. It’s unreal, but we must pull together and kill their unions. Maybe storm their buildings, something drastic needs to happen, and should have happened months ago.

Billy Wilson
Billy Wilson
1 year ago

You Go President Trump , Biden will try to reverse everything you have done . Trying to make a Socialist nation, war will follow.

Casey
Casey
1 year ago

Thank you President Trump! You are the greatest President in my lifetime. You are the first President in my lifetime that actually does things to help the common man out.

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