Former President Donald Trump reportedly put his new education policy proposal to the test in the first two events of his 2024 presidential campaign on Saturday, getting crowd acclaim and enthusiasm similar to his 2016 campaign commitment to build the wall.
Other themes discussed in Trump’s addresses in New Hampshire and South Carolina included border security and military reform.
However, the largest applause in New Hampshire came for Trump’s emphasis on giving parents more control over education, according to Politico’s Meridith McGraw.
The audience’s response to Trump’s education policies may lead the former president to hone in on the culture war hot spot going forward.
“As the saying goes, personnel is policy, and at the end of the day, if we have pink-haired communists teaching our kids, we have a major problem. When I’m president we will put parents back in charge,” Trump said in a video put out by his campaign.
The education policy proposal, which was initially unveiled in a video aired on Thursday, would reduce government support for institutions that impose critical race theory and other far-left beliefs.
Trump’s plan also includes eliminating tenure for K-12 teachers, reducing the number of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion administrators, and letting parents to elect principles.
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