“Go forth into the world and turn your hopes and dreams into action. America has always been the land of dreams because America is a nation of true believers.” – President Trump, Liberty University 2017 Commencement
“We must never lose sight of our mission: providing each child with the chance to pursue a great education in a safe and nurturing environment.” – Secretary Betsy DeVos, March 20, 2017
Today, the Trump Administration released the Fiscal Year 2018 budget, which lays out a series of proposals and priorities designed to ensure every student has an equal opportunity to receive a high quality education. Through this budget, the President has reaffirmed his commitment to returning decision-making power over education back where it belongs—in the hands of parents, educators and State leaders.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued the following statement:
Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos delivered keynote remarks to the American Federation for Children's National Policy Summit in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Secretary introduced the principles of the Trump Administration's school choice plan, urging state leaders to invest in individual students and empower parents, while outlining the Administration's intent to support state-based solutions.
Key excerpts from the Secretary's speech: