On Friday, President Donald Trump visited a private religious school in Florida. Trump was accompanied by Betsy DeVos, Education Secretary. The visit was scheduled at a time when there is a rumor that Trump is planning for a widespread, expensive federal school choice program.

Donald Trump spent most of his Friday afternoon along with Betsy DeVos, Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, his son-in-law and Marco Rubio. Trump also visited a 4th-grade classroom and took part in a roundtable discussion with the class and school leaders.

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An ideal institution

According to Donald Trump, this school is an ideal institution that teaches the most underprivileged students. During his visit, Trump said that education is a civil rights issue at present, a statement he had made during his address to Congress earlier this week.

Trump interacted with some students and when one girl student told him that her aim is to start her own business, Trump smiled and told her that she would make a lot of money, but she should not enter into politics.

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Follows tax credit scholarship program of Florida

The St. Andrew Catholic School has embraced in a scholarship program that provides an opportunity for students from low-income groups to attend a private school. Many African-American students are enrolled with St. Andrew Catholic School. People donate money to the Florida tax credit scholarship program to take advantage of the tax benefits.

The aim of St. Andrew Catholic School is to develop a student’s creativity and spirituality and make them disciples of Christ in this 21st century.

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In the website of the school, it is mentioned that the goal of the school is simple, it is college and heaven.

During his interaction with the students, Trump highlighted a woman named Denisha Merriweather. She was one of the guests during his address to Congress. Merriweather is the girl who enrolled in a private school through the school choice program in Florida. Trump added that he wants to see millions of students achieve the same success that Merriweather achieved.

Teachers union criticizes Donald Trump’s visit to private school

Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers criticized Donald Trump and said that Trump is continuing with his ideological crusade after he visited the school in Florida. According to Weingarten, voucher programs did not improve the academic outcomes of children.

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