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30. December 2020. 6:39 p.m. Eastern time.

Trump’s School-Choice Relief – WSJ

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Democrats hate coupons so much that they have limited the use of $900 billion in Covid’s education funds by states to help affected families send their children to private schools. All the more reason for the president

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to open the door, if only to make the school’s choice easier.

The Covid-19 aid bill provides $2.75 billion for private K-12 schools and about $54.3 billion for public schools. The problem is that none of the money from private schools can be used for vouchers, which go directly to families. States can use these funds to support preparatory schools that educate the children of members of Congress, but not to support low-income children who attend these schools.

Democrats, uh, unions are unhappy after several Republican governors used their little pot of discretionary education funds from the Care Act to help low and middle-income families who can’t afford private schools. So they fought to stop the governors. The Republicans gave up because they didn’t want to stop the bill.

On Monday, Trump signed an executive order that helps improve an inequality by allowing states and local agencies to receive $1.7 billion in federal funds through a separate Community Service Block Grant Program (CSBG) to provide emergency scholarships to disadvantaged families for any child without access to face-to-face education.

States are expected to give money in the form of subsidies to groups that help people on low incomes, such as employment, education and housing. According to Mr Trump’s decree, the beneficiaries may also use the scholarship money to help families pay private school fees and other education costs.

The Council Order mentions a study by McKinsey in June that Latino, Black and low-income students would lose 9.2, 10.3 and 12.4 months of education respectively if full-time classes are not resumed before January 2021. He also found that the average K-12 student in the United States could lose between $61,000 and $82,000 in this scenario during his or her lifetime.

Joe Biden

Mr Trump’s council meeting is repealed, but he will have to explain why he wants to prevent low-income families from receiving the personal information that public schools refuse to provide, despite the tens of billions of dollars in extra help they receive.

Wonderland: Voters cannot claim that a Biden presidency will help black children trapped in troubled city schools. Images : Getty Images Composite : Mark Kelly

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Published in printed form on 31. December 2020.

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