As the president-elect seeks to take the reins of his administration, his campaign is touting his expertise in education and his mastery of the art of the deal, which includes the ability to get around the nation’s regulations and to get things done without the help of lobbyists.
The president-to-be has taken to his personal Twitter account to promote the Trump-branded education and “educational opportunities” he has developed at his properties.
But he is also promising to build a “great education system” at his golf courses, a major source of controversy for a president who has often boasted about his education.
The focus of his education initiatives, as his supporters have pointed out, is in areas where he is well-known or where he has a track record of success, and he has pledged to push for increased federal funding for schools.
He has promised to overhaul the education system at his Trump University, in which he and other executives received millions in free services and training, and to expand college and career-training programs.
In his address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday, Mr. Trump did not mention education specifically.
But a spokeswoman for Mr. Bush, Liz M. Chastain, said the president would focus on the need for higher-education funding.
“We’ve been working on improving higher education for a long time,” Ms. Chasnain said.
“I know we’ve been criticized for the fact that we don’t have the resources we need, and that’s not just for our students, but also for our economy, for our families.”
A recent report by the nonpartisan Center for American Progress found that Mr. Obama had the nation on track to reach its goal of reaching the level of access and financial aid needed to graduate from high school.
While some of the nations most high-profile students may have been born after 1989, Mr, Trump’s promise to expand financial aid has been met with criticism from some students and parents, who say it is unfair that he does not have the same opportunity to get a high school diploma as they do.
Some students are not allowed to receive federal aid for tuition, fees and books.
Many other students who would qualify for financial aid are required to apply for scholarships, which can be very difficult to do.
And there is growing evidence that the federal government does not provide enough support for high-quality education.
Education has been a major focus of Mr. Clinton, whose administration has been criticized repeatedly for his handling of the issue, including a 2011 White House report that said his administration failed to adequately fund higher education.
But Mr. Romney has taken a much different tack, which he has used to try to boost his standing in the Republican Party.
While he campaigned on a pledge to provide more financial aid, Mr., Romney has said he would use federal money to make college affordable for low-income students.
He also promised to expand access to vocational training and job training for low income people.
His new education initiatives include: *The Trump-Biden Partnership to Build a Great Education System: Trump-brand educational opportunities at Trump courses, golf courses and in the president’s personal portfolio will help students become successful professionals.
The initiative will offer more than 500,000 students access to free online courses and other education opportunities, including online courses offered by Trump businesses.
*New Partnership to Help Students Get a Higher Education: The Trump-Bush Education Initiative will help high school students get a better education, through a comprehensive set of programs aimed at students who are currently attending high schools and are seeking a college degree.
The education initiative will include a scholarship program to help low- and moderate-income high school graduates graduate from college, as well as support to help them navigate the federal financial aid system.
*President-elect Donald Trump and his son-in-law Jared Kushner, who will be in charge of the transition team, have announced that their families will receive an additional $50 million in taxpayer-funded federal aid to help offset their childcare expenses.
This would come as part of the Trump administration’s push to boost support for low and moderate income students in order to create jobs, which has been one of the presidents signature economic policies.
*Education Is Trump’s Number One Issue.
Education is the second highest priority for the president, according to an Associated Press/GfK poll released Wednesday.
His biggest priority is education, with 57 percent of respondents saying they are focused on that issue.
His second priority is economic growth, with 27 percent.
His third priority is making sure every American has a fair shot at success.
Trump’s Education Secretary: Betsy DeVos *Trump-Baird Transition Team To Include Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner & Other Trump Family Members as Advisers: Trump transition team has announced the appointment of three women to its top leadership team, including Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner.
In addition, former Rep. Mike Pompeo, who served as CIA director under President Barack Obama, is the new director