He unveiled a government funded school choice plan on Thursday that would create a $20 billion block grant to expand charter and private school options for low-income children, reports Politico.
Trump made his remarks at the Cleveland Arts and Social Sciences Academy, a small school located in a predominantly African-American neighborhood of the city.
Lew Rockwell correctly observes about the plan:
A neocon, something-for-nothing welfare program that would put private schools directly under federal control.How bad is it? Even the beltarian Cato Institute voiced reservations:
The federal government has no constitutional authority to meddle in education, and as it has proven over the last several decades — including by coercing states to adopt the Common Core — once it starts paying for education it starts controlling it, telling everyone what to do and how to do it.Donald Trump should in no way be considered anti-big government. His emphasis on what government programs should be funded is different than Hillay Clinton's but his view that government needs to play a major role in society is perhaps even greater than Hillary's and that is saying an awful lot.