American Federation for Children Statement on White House FY 2020 Budget

The U.S. Department of Education released the Administration’s budget request for the president’s FY 2020 budget, which includes bold and innovative investments to give families more options with their child’s K-12 education. The American Federation for Children, the nation’s voice for educational choice, released the following statement:

Statement from John Schilling, President of the American Federation for Children: 

“The president’s third budget proposal shows a commitment to expanding educational freedom and opportunity for families across the country. Education Freedom Scholarships would provide an investment of up to $5 billion per year for education that the states could manage and customize to the needs of their elementary and secondary education students. Funding for the successful D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program would double to $30 million, an investment that recognizes the positive effect this program has had for children in lower income D.C. families for the past 14 years. The Charter Schools Program would also increase $60 million to a total of $500 million. And $50 million would be allocated for Student-Centered Funding.

“These proposals represent the most ambitious agenda yet for expanding educational freedom and opportunity so that all children, regardless of their ZIP code or family income, will be able to access the school of their family’s choice and pursue the education best-suited for their individual learning styles.”