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Alfredo Watts | 03 March, 2017, 01:56

President Donald Trump will visit a Catholic school in Orlando on Friday in what will be his first school visit since taking office.

"Trump could do a lot as a sign of support and expand school choice in a big way by transitioning an all choice system", Burke told The Daily Signal.

"Secretary DeVos is dedicated to expanding opportunities through educational choice all across this country, ensuring that whether it's a public school, a public charter school, or even a private school, that parents on an increasing basis are able to choose for their young children the school regardless of their income and area code", Pence said.

The proposal drew a furious response from labor leaders at the million-member American Federation of Teachers. And he chose DeVos, a voucher advocate , to lead the Department of Education.

With Education Secretary Betsy DeVos attending, Pence also stressed the importance of improving education in a child's early years. He first pitched a $20 billion federal school choice program as a candidate. Later this year she will get her masters degree in social work.

Every January, school-choice advocates plan a week of nationwide rallies and events such as the one that took place in New Hampshire on Jan. 24 with newly elected Republican Gov. Chris Sununu.

"Now is the time to act with bold conviction".

Trump didn't provide details, but experts have said that the most likely way to do this at a national level would be through a tax credit program. "Because it does serve the kids, the most disadvantaged students in Florida". The program allows businesses to send money to private schools in lieu of tax payments, with the funds providing scholarships of up to $5,886 annually per student.

The Sentinel reports that 295 students attend St. Andrew via the scholarship, and almost 98,000 use it in Florida.

But if his choice in guests is any indication, his model could be Florida.

Merriweather graduated from the University of West Florida in 2014.

Denisha Merriweather attended Esprit de Corps Center for Learning in Jacksonville.

We want all children to be able to break the cycle of poverty just like Denisha.

Among the 17 states providing state tax credit scholarships, Florida's program is the largest. Some states require participating private schools to administer and publish results from a nationally recognized standardized test.

Opponents of scholarship tax credits contend that private schools are not as accountable to government achievement standards as public schools.