More choice, no Common Core, and a gutting of the U.S. Education Department. - From NPR.org
"We cannot have the bureaucrats in Washington telling you how to manage your child's education." In this story line, schools are the business of the local community — of the district — and the U.S.
It's not clear if Trump, in cutting the Department, would also cut the services that it provides, but, since his conversation with Wallace was in the context of broader spending cuts it's reasonable to assume he would.
This idea, known as portability, is popular in conservative circles because, it is assumed, the competition that comes with choice would force struggling public schools to improve or close.
But it worries many student advocates because, they say, it would also drain money from the schools that need it most and send taxpayer dollars to well-resourced private schools.
Returning to a common theme for Trump — choice — the proposal would cover "a variety of different kinds of childcare—institutional, private, nursery school, afterschool care, and enrichment activities." Trump's proposal, which he unveiled earlier this month, would also provide six weeks of unemployment benefits to all new mothers.