“If schools do not reopen the funding should go to parents,” declared President Trump in a recent appearance. According to the White House, “under the President’s vision, students and parents will also be offered support to allow them to choose the school options that are best for them.” Getting kids back in school, finding workable safe solutions for classrooms, and providing the services that taxpayer-funded public schools promise is critical at this time. Both Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and the President have made statements indicating that funding should follow the family if schools are not providing the education students are “promised.” Is that a foot in the door for the introduction for parent choice for education?
Google research indicates that searches for “homeschool” has increased to its highest level in 5 years. More parents are considering alternatives to public school–especially for those school systems who are in disarray with their plans. Pray for families who are considering private school and homeschooling for the first time. Pray as the nation’s school systems and colleges determine plans for educating students this fall.
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