(White House Press Release, December 31, 2019)

PROMOTING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY: President Trump is working to ensure all Americans have access to quality education.

President Donald J. Trump (White House Official Photo by Shealah Craighead)

President Trump signed into law a modernization of our country’s career and technical education system to ensure more Americans have access to high-quality vocational education.

This year, the Administration proposed Education Freedom Scholarships to expand education options for students of all economic backgrounds.

  • This plan will invest up to $5 billion in students through a tax credit for donations for state-based, locally-controlled scholarships.

President Trump is expanding education and training opportunities for incarcerated individuals to learn how to make a living before their release.

The President signed legislation reauthorizing the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship program.

Thanks to President Trump’s historic tax reform, parents can now withdraw up to $10,000 tax-free per year from 529 education savings plans to cover K-12 tuition costs.

President Trump has made supporting Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) a priority of his Administration.

  • President Trump signed the Farm Bill that included more than $100 million dollars for scholarships, research, and centers of excellence at HBCU land-grant institutions.
  • The Administration has enabled faith-based HBCUs to enjoy equal access to Federal support.
  • President Trump signed legislation providing $255 million dollars of permanent annual funding for HBCUs and other Minority Serving Institutions.

 

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