ORLANDO, Fla. — President Donald Trump visited St. Andrew
Catholic School in Orlando March 3 to show his support for school choice. The
president was joined by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio,
R-Florida, and Florida Gov. Rick Scott in a tour of the school that started
with a visit to a fourth-grade class.
The visit, which was private, was dubbed
as a listening session. One of the tour guests was Denisha Merriweather, who
attended a private high school through Florida's voucher program, which she credits
with turning her life around. "We want millions more to have the same
chance to achieve the great success that you're achieving," Trump said.
The president also told school administrators that "the love you have for
what you do is really fantastic," The Associated Press reported. In his
address to Congress Feb. 28, Trump said that education was the "civil
rights issue of our time" and urged Congress to pass legislation to fund
school choice for disadvantaged young people, but he did not offer any details.