UNDER TRUMP, NOT ‘ONE PENNY’ WILL GO TO SCHOOLS WITH VACCINE OR MASK MANDATES
On Monday night in Davenport, Iowa, Donald Trump received parental approval for proposing to remove funds from public schools that imposed vaccination or mask regulations.
“I will not give one penny to any school that has a vaccine mandate or a mask mandate, kindergarten through college,” he told the crowd.
Trump’s statements occurred during a campaign event in Iowa focusing on his 2024 presidential America First Strategy for Education.
In his address, Trump praised Republican states that did not close their businesses and schools during the coronavirus outbreak, praising states like Iowa and South Dakota for standing firm in the face of adversity.
“Many of them didn’t close at all, and they had a lot of pressure, but not from me,” he said.
The president also praised Iowa for being one of the first states in the country to enact “universal school choice,” promising that “as president, I will work to expand that freedom to every single state in the Union.”
According to the Washington Examiner, Iowa enacted legislation in January to provide families with school choice, allocating more than $7,000 per year for every K-12 kid by 2025 through a “education savings account” that may be used for private school tuition and other expenses.
Iowa, on the other hand, is the state’s second country to enact universal school choice. Arizona will be the first state in the US to expand educational opportunities for children in 2022. The legislation (HB 2853) was signed into law by then-Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, R-Ariz., in July 2022, according to The Center Square.
Trump also vowed to restore “parental rights” and to stop the infiltration of racially and sexually charged material into public schools, account
“I will immediately sign a new EO to cut federal funding for any school that’s pushing critical race theory, transgender insanity, and any other racial, sexual, or political content on our children – THEY’RE CHILDREN,” he said.