For the first time in U.S. history, a federal budget is proposing to allocate money for private-school scholarship, Kol Haolam reports.
Trump’s budget proposal, which has already brought condemnation from teachers unions, sets aside $250 million to help pay private-school tuition for K-12 students.
The budget also calls for $1 billion for a new program encouraging school districts to give parents options in choosing a public school for their children. And it increases grants for charter schools. Trump has said he eventually wants federal school-choice programs to expand to $20 billion a year.