It’s nice to see Donald Trump express support for teachers. Too bad he doesn’t mean it.
Trump says he’ll “make education a far more important component of our life,” but if elected he’s pledged to ensure the Department of Education is “largely eliminated.”
And it gets worse: Trump’s also promised that Ben Carson would be “very much involved in education” in a Trump administration. Carson, of course, famously said that he wouldn’t eliminate the Department of Education but instead re-purpose it “to monitor our institutions of higher education for extreme political bias.”
Trump: Bad For K-12 Education
✓ Trump blamed a “very high union wall” for creating a “competition-free zone” in public schools.
✓ Trump said the Department of Education could be “largely eliminated” and that, “You could cut that way, way, way down.”
✓ Trump supported charter schools and vouchers as the “American way.”
✓ Trump promised that Ben Carson would be very involved in education policy in his […]
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