President Donald Trump has long been an advocate of school choice, and in a second term, he has promised to be a “champion” for Americans who are choosing to homeschool their children in record numbers.
In a new video posted to Truth Social, Trump stated, “As president, it was my honor to support America’s homeschool families and to protect the God-given right of every parent to be the steward of their children’s education.”
The president noted that since the onset of Covid, there has been an “estimated 30 percent increase in homeschool enrollment.”
He called the choice to homeschool “courageous” and pledged to do everything he could as president again in a prospective 2025 Trump administration to support homeschool families.
He explained, “Under the Trump Tax Cuts, we allowed families to use 529 education savings accounts to spend up to $10,000 per year, tax-free, on tuition for grades K-12. This was a tremendous win for school choice…and yet that benefit did not apply to homeschoolers.”
In a second term, the president vowed he would “immediately” fight for homeschool families to receive the same benefits as any other child, including up to $10,000 to spend per child “completely tax free to spend on costs associated with homeschool education.”
He also pledged that he would work to ensure that all homeschool students would have full access to benefits available to “non-homeschool” students, such as “participating in athletic programs, clubs, after-school activities, educational trips, and more.”
According to the National Home Education Research Institute, between 2020 and 2021, there were roughly 3.7 million homeschool students in American. Since then, that number has been rapidly expanding.
“To every homeschool family: I WILL BE YOUR CHAMPION,” Trump declared. “DO NOT vote Democrat. They are looking to destroy you, if you don’t mind me saying that!”
He quipped, “Do not vote Democrat, do not vote for Crooked Joe. Vote for Honest Donald – thank you very much!”