More than a paper diploma
This week is National School Choice Week, made official by President Donald J. Trump in a proclamation issued Monday. Just three decades ago, charter schools didn‚Äôt exist. Today, more than 3 million students are enrolled in such programs.
Two principles guide the Administration‚Äôs vision for school choice: opportunity and results. ‚ÄúCommunities that provide academic options ‚ÄĒ traditional public, public charter, private, magnet, parochial, virtual, and homeschooling ‚ÄĒ empower parents and guardians to select the best educational fit for their children,‚ÄĚ the President wrote.
In aggregate, those opportunities turn into a global competitive edge for America.
Vice President Pence returns to Washington
Here are a few highlights of the Vice President‚Äôs trip, in his own words:
President Trump‚Äôs op-ed: ‚ÄėA year of real change‚Äô
One excerpt from the piece: ‚ÄúEstimates predict the U.S. economy grew at an annualized rate of more than 3 percent in the fourth quarter of last year ‚Äď just like it did in the two quarters before that. The economy has created more than two million new jobs, and the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest rate in 17 years: 4.1 percent.‚ÄĚ
The President closes with a nod to the ‚Äúforgotten man‚ÄĚ theme of his campaign: ‚ÄúAfter one year, I am proud to report to the American people that we truly are making America great again ‚Äď for all Americans!‚ÄĚ
Photo of the Day
Vice President Mike Pence praying at the Western Wall | January 23, 2018 (Official White House Photo by D. Myles Cullen)
This morning, President Trump will hold a credentialing ceremony for newly appointed Ambassadors to Washington, D.C. Later the President will have lunch with Vice President Pence.
This evening, the President will depart for Joint Base Andrews, in route to Zurich, Switzerland, to attend the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting.