Education leaders challenge Trump assertion that students are ‘deprived of all knowledge’

his first remarks on education after being sworn into office, President Donald Trump asserted in his inaugural address Friday that the nation’s education system is “flush with cash” and that its children are being “deprived of all knowledge.” Not deprived of some knowledge, or even most knowledge. But deprived of all knowledge. It is impossible to dismiss what he said as a misstatement, or that it was an off-the-cuff comment made in the heat of a campaign speech. Inaugural addresses are written for posterity, and every word is mulled over, reviewed…

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